MEPS SHIFT BEHIND NEW COMMISSION COMPROMISE ON UNBUNDLING

BY KEITH NUTHALL

IN the latest sign of a movement towards striking a deal over unbundling, the European Parliament industry committee has backed the European Commission's proposed compromise that would allow large energy utilities retain de jure control of networks and production facilities. MEPs however indicated they would need belt-and-braces assurances that the autonomy of network operators would be respected by large incumbent energy players. The endorsement of the Commission compromise by 38 votes to 10 is a shift in position for the committee, ...


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