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At the time of writing this note, the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected a number of EU Member States. In addition to the severe impact…
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The decline in European public equity markets has sparked concern from policymakers about how to revive listings. Behind this overall declining trend, there is a notable variation between financial centres.…

EffizienzApp: strategy, planning and management made easy

TOTEX benchmarking is at the heart of incentive regulation in German energy markets. Yet it remains a ‘black box’ with highly uncertain, and sometimes unusual, results for grids. With the European Court of Justice expected to allow broader discretion and independence to the Bundesnetzagentur, could TOTEX… Read More

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A fare price for net zero aviation?

In July, the UK Department for Transport published a consultation on its strategy for achieving net zero carbon emissions in the aviation sector by 2050. While the consultation discusses the technological challenges with achieving net zero, it does not consider the impact of its net zero measures on market outcomes,… Read More

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A robust approach to determining the dynamic efficiency parameter for Dutch gas and electricity TSOs

Last year, ACM commissioned Oxera to conduct a study on dynamic efficiency for Dutch transmission system operators (TSOs). The objective of the study was to advise on the scope of productivity improvement that an efficient TSO could achieve over a regulatory period due to technological improvement (also referred to as ‘frontier shift’) or cheaper inputs. In particular, the aim of the analysis was to produce productivity growth estimates using Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and Output Price Index (OPI) measures, to be applied over the regulatory period starting in 2017 for TenneT (the electricity transmission operator) and Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) (the gas transmission operator). Read More

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