EURACTIV: CERRE contribution to capacity markets debate


With the revision of rules for the EU electricity market, European policy makers are struggling to resolve the dilemma of capacity mechanisms. The question of whether they are a state aid instrument for fossil fuels or an essential back-up in the transition to more renewables as at the heart of the debate.




Find out Prof. Michael Pollitt’s (University of Cambridge and CERRE Joint Academic Director) views on the EU power market reform and the role of capacity mechanisms.


Capacity markets: A necessary evil in the energy transition? – EURACTIV, 10 September 2018


Academic: Fossil fuel back-ups ‘may be the price to pay’ for renewables – EURACTIV, 11 September 2018


Capacity mechanisms reform – key issues to watch – EURACTIV, 13 September 2018