Our consultancy services related to European markets in electricity and natural gas are supplemented and complemented by the capacity of Stratos Energy Consulting to analyse for clients the climate change policy context and the role of renewable sources of energy across Europe. The EU in 2009 set ambitious targets for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions (setting up the EU Emissions Trading System - the ETS - even two years before that), for the proportions of energy to be consumed in each Member State from renewable sources and for the improvement of energy efficiency levels of European industrial installations, in buildings and of machinery. The legislation, regulations, guidelines and codes being written and implemented in pursuit of these targets have profound implications for most industrial and commercial sectors of the European economy. As of 2019 the measures are recast and extended, as part of a cluster of EU energy legislative measures known as the Clean Energy Package.
Stratos Energy Consulting has been involved in analysing the impact of the ETS and of renewable electricity support schemes on generators, suppliers, traders and consumers for nearly a decade. We can bring to your business or organisation a better appreciation of the historical context. We can also aid you in working out how continuation or adjustment of these policy and economic instruments beyond 2020 may create commercial discontinuities, as well as offer new opportunities.