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Abstract

Energy markets throughout the world and, in particular, gas and electricity markets, are undergoing significant changes towards deregulation, privatisation, liberalisation, or de/re-regulation. The objective of the present study is to provide a background report containing the key elements that have to be retained in order to analyse the possible effect of energy markets de/re-regulation (both in the electricity and gas sectors) on the basic technology portfolio of EU economies. The report reviews the current de/re-regulation schemes and market-based policies adopted in EU countries, and presents the trends detected in the technology sector due to these processes and policies. It then identifies the effects that the different de/re-regulation schemes may produce on the technology mix, and analyses the market-based policies currently used in the EU and their adaptation to the new regulatory framework. The report concludes that a good idea would be to carry out a country-by-country analysis, based on the general issues identified here, in order to produce a much deeper view of the future technology portfolios for each of the EU Member States.

The study was carried out for the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES) by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica, Madrid (ES) http://www.iit.upco.es s

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Authors: No author provided, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19829 EN (2001), pp. 66. Euro: Free of charge
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