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Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

ACERC is a think tank centre with focus in Albania energy market and its integration on 8th Regional Area & EU IEM. The ACERC mission aim to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and the effective integration as well as the efficient use of energy resources.

ACERC main activities profiles briefly consists in the release reports, articles and periodicals. In cooperation also with collaborates the offering of the activities that support capacity building of market actors, such as national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives completed by advocating in the energy sector promoting a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.

For more visit us at the Official Website of Acerc | Albanian Energy Market - AEM Group in LinkedIn

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe Authors: Bigerna, Simona, Bollino, Carlo Andrea, Micheli, Silvia

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Wed, April 29, 2015 21:54:06

The Sustainability of
Renewable Energy in Europe

Authors: Bigerna, Simona, Bollino, Carlo Andrea, Micheli, Silvia

Provides an overview of environmentally-driven
energy policies at global, European and regional levels

Explains a new model for lowering management
costs of achieving key environmental targets, with detailed comparative
regional cost analyses

Considers the implications of broad energy
policies on soil, water and biodiversity

About this book

This book demonstrates that the much-needed global
shift in energy production and use must happen at a territorial level in order
to be truly successful and sustainable. This book enables regional
implementation efforts by connecting broad EU environmental policies with plans
for action at the territorial level, analysing efficient resource allocation
and cost effectiveness to achieve national objectives.

Each EU Member State is considered in depth, in order
to identify the opportunities and challenges of this regional approach. The
regional dimension of the authors’ analysis refers to the territorial level
NUTS 1 (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) that, starting from
the administrative borders of the EU countries, divides the territory into 97
regions on the basis of major socio-economic characteristics.

Because the model of the EU “green economy”
is characterized typically by top-down interventions that focus exclusively on
the resource productivity and investment business, its practical implementation
can be de-railed. This book provides the pivotal missing piece- the detailed
territorial comparative analysis necessary to obtain an optimal energy mix of
renewable energy sources (RES), energy conservation and energy efficiency
characteristics of each specific local context.

For more find the here link.

The growth of the pipelines in SEE a political or an economic development? By Dr Lorenc Gordani, 24 April 2015

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Fri, April 24, 2015 21:11:41

The growth of the pipelines in SEE a political or an
economic development?

Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani

Published: 24 April 2015

In the last period, by a
rapid glimpse seems that we are in a multiplication of initiative gas pipeline that
advance with chaotic and indefinite roadmap that interest directly the South
East Europe (SEE). Than without losing here with reporting, about the long list
of the initiate what it can be said for sure that the SEE is passing in the
stage of the most interest region regard the growth of the gas pipeline.

In second to understand
the reason is interesting a return to genesis that refer
to the initiative of the Southern Gas
Corridor (SGC), proposed in its first time, by the European Commission’s
Communication “Second Strategic Energy Review – An EU Energy Security and
Solidarity Action Plan” (COM/2008/781).
In regard of particular interest
for the here topic, is that in the same document, the Commission proposes also
the following among other with the priority regard the North-South Gas and
Electricity Interconnections within Central and South-East Europe.

The following with an in-depth retrospect make us to report in
particular that the gas market development of the South East region of the
Europe was shaped by the Energy Community Treaty (EnCT). In framework of the which in 2011, Ministerial
Council (MC) invited the Contracting Parties (CPs) to prepare the Energy
Community Strategy and the list of Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI).
A Task Force set up to undertake is first step the Strategy, prepared and
approved by the MC in 2012. As a further step, the project proposals collected
by the Energy Community Secretariat (ECS) were submitted by 31 December 2012 and
endorsed by MC on October 2013. In last the MC meeting in October 2013, was adopted
a list of 35 Peci.

the last months, representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece,
Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia as well as European Commission
Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner for Climate
Action & Energy Miguel Arias Cañete have held the first meeting of the
Central East South Europe Gas Connectivity (CESEC) High Level Group in Sofia.
The objective of the High Level Group was to establish a regional priority
infrastructure roadmap and advance its implementation in order to develop
missing infrastructure and improve security of gas supplies. The ultimately, objective
affirmed is that each Member State of the region should have access to at least
three different sources of gas.

timely implementation of infrastructure is particularly important in view of
the vulnerable situation of the Central Eastern Europe and South East Europe
region. This was demonstrated most recently by the European Energy Security
Strategy and Stress Tests performed last year. Security of energy supply is one
of the building blocks of the Energy Union project, one of the priorities for
the European Commission.

Than in the last in the framework of expert level analyses – carried out
in sub-groups looking at specific infrastructure corridors with the aim of
identifying missing links and other barriers hindering effective market
integration – has taken place the initiative of
the Bulgaria and Greece sent letter to the European Commission, signifying
their application for an EU grant worth EUR 220 million for the construction of
a gas interconnector linking the two countries (ICGB).

Actually, the
budget of the ICGB project company for 2015, amounting only to EUR 10 million, was approved during the
meeting of Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovenian representatives
on the future of the Vertical Gas Corridor in Sofia on 22 April 2015.
Construction works on the interconnector should start in March 2016 and it is
set for completion some time in 2018. The final investment decision is expected
to be signed on May 29. And the Bulgaria’s state-run Bulgarian Energy Holding
(BEH), which has a 50 percent stake in the ICGB project company, is partnering
with the IGI Poseidon consortium consisting of Edison S.p.A (Italy) and the
Greek state-owned DEPA.

All here above
reported leads by our idea in two simple conclusions: First, the all is coming only
in framework of the completing the internal market foreseen as the unique option
able to guarantee security of supply for all Member States. And second, the all
to have such market depending only by triggering of the private investment in
infrastructure. In addition, in the last what is important is that if we can
all of this bringing real gas-to-gas competition to all Member States we will
have achieved something important.

CO2 in goods and industrial competitiveness by Agime Gerbeti

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Sat, April 18, 2015 23:21:40

CO2 in goods and industrial

By Agime Gerbeti

Europe is destined to be a market, it has to be an intelligent market, one that
rewards local and imported products sharing the same values that Europe has
auto-imposed”, Cap. 7.

ETS applied both at State and industry level is an
extraordinary mechanism. It is a first experiment to achieve environmental and common
energy objectives within the EU. The emission reduction objectives has
stimulated the generation of renewables, energy efficiency and a low carbon
culture, making the European industry competitive – worldwide – as a low
emissions producer.

But the ETS has not achieved its goals. It was not
attractive to other geographic areas and the global emissions have increased
business as usual. Europe, net of the crisis, did not consume less but produced
less importing goods from emerging countries with high carbon intensity; EU is,
in fact, delocalizing production and its consumption. In addition, the tradable
allowances reached a not at “worthy” price level to encourage research and
investment. So, ETS has become some kind of (low) negotiable energy tax burden
on EU business competitiveness in the global market.

The WTO (and international policies opportunities)
does not allow the imposition of a carbon border tax.


This proposal is to consider, for putting into the
European market, the CO2 as a raw material used in the
production of goods, regardless of where they are produced. Enhance it in
quantity “contained” in a single product as a result of the energy
mix used. The cost of CO2 would be
administered as a charge converging in VAT.

This approach allows an enhancement of CO2,
which is free from the fluctuations of the market and from local production
crisis, that can be set at a “worthy” level for enabling research and encourage
low-carbon investments both in EU and non-EU territories. It would also create
– because of the greater efficiency of the European energy mix – competitiveness
in energy costs of production.

This approach – adopted also unilaterally by Europe –
does not violate the rules of the WTO, as long as it allows industries outside
the EU to demonstrate their energy production mix. If European standards are
respected, industries would be exempted from the charge on emissions within the


In an extremely complicated context of energy and
industry – US going towards energy independence thanks to shale gas; China and
India are increasing their market shares; OPEC Countries are adopting “strong” international
policies on cost of crude oil – Europe needs to use the advantage of the low
carbon intensity of its industrial system; especially now that with the
abandonment of free allocation, the system production cost will inevitably

This could be a way to create conditions to lower
global emissions and increase environmental benefits faster than any global
agreement, (this will came surely late).

The aim is not to lower our environmental objectives but
to urge the rest of the world to follow Europe.

You can find the paper version in this link and for the electronic version (iTunes).

Coaching for the 21st century Allen Moore and Jan Rybeck

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Fri, April 17, 2015 23:56:47

Coaching for the 21st century

Allen Moore and Jan Rybeck

As the speed, uncertainty, and complexity of global markets intensify, leaders must learn to navigate this fast-moving landscape—by keeping their businesses on track amid adaptive change. In such challenging and opportune times, experienced coaches are of tremendous support to these executives; however, coaches also must adapt in parallel with business evolution, expanding their tool kits to include real-time, technology-enabled coaching to global locations, as well as expanding methodologies to address not only individuals but also systems and teams.

Just as leaders must develop the agility to confront uncertain times by engaging the workforce through vision, understanding, and clarity, coaches also must be agile. They must cultivate their own capacity to embrace uncertainty, move forward through complexity, and position their clients for discoveries, smart implementation, and ongoing development.

What will it take to achieve all of this? To answer the question, we surveyed more than 200 coaches from around the globe who are part of Korn Ferry’s coaching network—professionals who listen to, guide, and counsel thousands of senior leaders.

For more click here.

A symphony for energy: CO2 in goods, Agime Gerbeti Regulatory Affairs Unit at GSE (Gestore Servizi Energetici), Apr 13, 2015

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Mon, April 13, 2015 22:29:34

A symphony
for energy: CO2 in goods, Agime Gerbeti Regulatory Affairs Unit at GSE (Gestore
Servizi Energetici),
Apr 13, 2015

“The answer doesn’t lie in the
ideological debate characterizing these topics, between realists and
environmentalists; maybe the answer is much more simple, like the parable of
the talents: we have the instruments, renewables, energy efficiency, the interest
and the economic power; should we ignore the fact that we have the chance to
make fossil fuels last longer by disintensifying their use and consequently
lowering the emissions’ pressure, or should we allow these talents to be buried
somewhere while we wait, hoping that somebody in the future will take care of
the problem? But, in the future, we may have already allowed the monster to
grow way too much, to the point where it will become invincible, and we might
leave our children with an unresolvable problem, an enemy that they will not be
able to defeat”.

Exclusive to Strategy Leaders Forum Rita McGrath on Transient Advantage and Troubleshooting Strategy in Middle East ACERC Press 13 April 2015

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Mon, April 13, 2015 19:37:08

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Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Scholarly Journals, Published early in 2014

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Fri, April 10, 2015 15:17:08

Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Scholarly Journals
Published early in 2014

Our first book is the Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Scholarly Journals. Published early in 2014, it provides practical advice on planning, preparing and submitting articles for publication in scholarly journals. Whether you are looking for information on designing an academic or scientific article, constructing a scholarly argument, targeting the right journal, following journal guidelines with precision, providing accurate and complete references, writing correct and elegant scholarly English, communicating with journal editors or revising your paper in light of that communication, you will find guidance, tips and examples in this manual. Focussing on sound scholarly principles and practices as well as the expectations and requirements of academic and scientific journals, this guide is suitable for use in a wide variety of disciplines, including Economics, Engineering, the Humanities, Law, Management, Mathematics, Medicine and the Social, Physical and Biological Sciences . The ebook can be accessed for FREE by clicking on the blue banner with the orange text ‘CLICK HERE’ next to this description. This ebook can be purchased for £12.99 as a print version from Amazon.

The Renaissance of Renewable Energy AEL Published 06 March 2015

AEL Updates April 2015 Posted on Mon, April 06, 2015 21:59:09

The Renaissance of Renewable Energy

AEL Published
06 March 2015

This book provides detailed yet easily understandable information about sustainable energy alternatives in the context of growing public concern about climate change, the impending fuel crisis and environmental degradation. It deals with the history of energy use and the factors that have led to the current interest in energy alternatives and assesses the chance of renewable energy replacing fossil fuels in the future. The authors manage to make a highly complex and often intimidating subject not only accessible but also engaging and entertaining. This book unpacks but never simplifies the science of energy, leavening the more technical passages with anecdotes, metaphors, examples and imagery. By also dealing with the history, politics and economics of energy use, it offers both scientific and non-scientific readers a deeper understanding of the most important issue of our age.

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