August 10, 2015
In July 2015, the US Congress introduced three new bills to modernise energy infrastructure, bolster the country's energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and safeguard critical energy infrastructure.
April 10, 2015
Following the energy reforms initiated in 2013, Mexico's electricity sector has witnessed a great deal of activity, at least on the policy front. In the latest development, the Secretaría de Energía (SENER) or the Ministry of Energy, framed draft guidelines for the creation of an electricity market.
August 11, 2014
To ensure a more secure and efficient North American energy market, the US House of Representatives recently passed the North American Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R.3301) in June 2014.
July 10, 2014
Recently, in May 2014, the European Commission adopted the ecodesign regulation for transformers. These regulations will ensure that transformers become progressively more efficient as new units that are put into service in the European Union (EU) internal market will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements starting July 1, 2015.
June 10, 2014
To address physical security risks and vulnerabilities related to the reliable operation of the bulk power system, the North American Electric Reliability Commission (NERC) recently issued a draft of the proposed Physical Security Reliability Standard (CIP-014-1).
May 1, 2014
In a bid to make the power grid strong and secure, the US Department of Energy (DoE) released a new guidance, the Cybersecurity Procurement Language for Energy Delivery Systems, in April 2014.
April 1, 2014
Recently in January 2014, the Honduran Congress passed the Electricity Industry Law, a legislation aimed at liberalising the country's energy sector, which has traditionally been dominated by state-owned power company Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE).
March 7, 2014
Recently in January 2014, the European Commission (EC) announced the new climate and energy targets for 2030, which will further the progress towards establishing a low-carbon economy and a competitive and secure energy system that ensures affordable energy for consumers, increases the security of energy supplies, reduces dependence on energy imports and creates new opportunities for growth and jobs.
January 13, 2014
The member states of the Europe Union (EU) have been committed in pursuing ambitious climate and energy targets. By 2020, the plan is to achieve a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), a 20 per cent share for renewables in the EU energy mix and a 20 per cent increase in energy efficiency.