News

07-03-2019
Invitation: Our annual postal & delivery conference

We are pleased to invite you to our annual postal & delivery conference 3 May 2019 in Copenhagen.

This year, we will address three central topics of current relevance to industry business and policy decision makers:

  • Cross-border e-commerce, UPU remuneration (terminal dues), customs rules and international trade
  • Telecoms vs postal&delivery, comparing and contrasting developments, key cases and the evolution of the EU and national regulatory frame-works in these sectors
  • Digitisation, market definition, industry structure & consolidation

As always, we look forward to welcome clients, decision makers, and industry leaders to participate in the discussions.

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For further information, please contact Bruno Basalisco

07-03-2019
New study: The ILUC concept still unfit for regulation of biofuels

The concept of indirect land use change (ILUC) involves fundamental uncertainties that are currently not addressed satisfactorily, and might never be. Specifically, we find that the current science does not support using feedstock-specific ILUC factors for regulatory purposes.

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact Martin Bo Westh Hansen

06-03-2019
Invitation: 10th anniversary of our Stockholm office

We look very much forward to welcoming clients, business partners, and friends to a festive reception on 8 April 2019, celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Stockholm office. 

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04-03-2019
Unlocking economic value in the mining industry

This week, our natural resources team will be in Toronto for PDAC, the world’s leading convention for mineral exploration with 25,000+ delegates from all over the world.

The team looks forward to discuss, among other things, how host countries and companies can efficiently unlock economic value from projects and develop future business opportunities around the mineral industry.

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For further information, please contact Christian Jervelund or Signe Rølmer

04-03-2019
Sweden keeps the postage stamp tariff model for gas transmission

The Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate (Ei) has decided to keep the current reference price method for gas transmission, the Postage Stamp (PS) model, in favour of the proposed Capacity Weighted Distance (CWD) model.

Copenhagen Economics assisted the Swedish gas TSO, Swedegas, in quantifying cross-subsidisation between regions in the Swedish transmission grid. While distance can be an important cost-driver for gas transmission, we showed that distance is poor proxy for costs in the Swedish transmission grid.

Our approach was to disassemble costs for transmission and maintenance for each geographic entity of the transmission grid, showing that distance as a cost-driver would lead to unsustainable costs for customers further away from the entry-point. The analysis demonstrates that regular cost-drivers can be deceptive in network markets.

The Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate’s decision

For further information, please contact Karl Lundvalll