Task Forces

  • In current EU policy, the Electricity Directive (2009/72/EC) and the Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) consider the deployment of intelligent metering as a key step towards energy efficiency. The European Council of February 2011 recognised the important role of smart grids and invited member states, in liaison with European standardisation bodies and industry, “to accelerate work with a view to adopting technical standards for electric vehicle charging systems by mid-2011 and for smart grids and meters by the end of 2012”.

  • Data Protection policies have made a very interesting trajectory in the last years, from being a niche regulatory subject to a mainstream concern for individual and business. Policymakers and stakeholders have now a strong interest in policies and regulation of personal data protection, especially in the context of the EU Data Protection Reform.

  • The purpose of the CEPS’s Task Force on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is to develop a dialogue among stakeholders, EU institutions, consumer representatives, Internet advocacy groups and academics on the future of copyright in the EU Digital Single Market and in a fully globalised economy.

  • CEPS and ECMI wish to engage market participants, together with international experts, academics and regulators, in a discussion on long-term investing and long-term saving products, including private retirement savings. The purpose of this Task Force is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders and deliver a list of policy recommendations to strengthen both (a) the single market for long-term savings, including private retirement savings, and (b) long-term investing in Europe, given its role in promoting growth and ensuring the provision of adequate retirement income.

  • In today’s world, financial and technological innovations are changing the space of information and the increasing use of electronic commerce is creating new demand for credit data and its security. The proposal for data protection regulation adopted by the Commission is therefore intended to provide a solid ground for functioning digital markets and protection for consumers.

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the EU ETS Review Issues is the third initiative of the  CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

    Among the contributions made by this TF we can count:

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the CDM Policy Review is the second initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on New Market Mechanisms under the UNFCCC is the first initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.
     

  • To achieve the objectives of the 2000 Water Framework Directive, it is generally recognized by the EU and member state governments as well as the broader stakeholder community that a more comprehensive policy response will be needed in general, with particular attention to water management.  Such a comprehensive approach is currently being discussed within the context of the ‘Blueprint to safeguard Europe’s Water’ that is currently being prepared by the European Commission to be ready by November 2012.  While the ‘Blueprint’ is an initiative in its own right, it is also closely related to t

  • According to the EU ETS Directive (Art. 1), the objective of the ETS is to “promote GHG reductions in a cost-effective and economically efficient manner”. Hence, the over-arching objective is cost-effective achievement of a politically given target. By some, including most conventional economists this is construed as a call for the lowest possible EU allowance price, for example allowing the use of as many offsets as possible – provided they reflect real reductions to reach a given objective.

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