A brief analysis
As foreseen by the European Commission’s Communication on the Energy Union from February 2015, the State of the Energy Union was published on 18 November 2015. It is intended to address the key issues and steer the political debate by providing a state of play, challenges and next steps of the imple...
Erstellt am 19-11-2015
Von: Charles Bourgault Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik
On 20 March 2015, a solar eclipse will be observed in large parts of Europe. As a consequence of the recent growth of PV capacity, for the first time, this event will be relevant for the operation of power systems in Europe. The experiences gained will be a valuable input for future system operation...
Erstellt am 18-03-2015
Von: Michael Döring Fachgebiet: Energiesysteme & -märkte
Auctioning of renewable energy support
How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead.
In thirty years’ time, renewable energy policies in Europe have evolved from a pioneering phase to the present stage of fostering fast-growing markets. Up till today, Ecofys has ...
Erstellt am 22-01-2015
Von: Rolf de Vos Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik
Ecofys looks back to look ahead
When Ecofys was founded back in 1984, the energy world was completely different from the one we know today. The world was just recovering from two oil crises and oil prices were soon to drop. Nevertheless, these crises, together with the increased awareness of the finiteness of fossil energy resourc...
Erstellt am 10-11-2014
Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Erneuerbare Energien
In the public debate on costs and benefits of renewable energy, the life-cycle cost per unit of energy is often used as the metric for comparing various technologies. Especially opponents of renewable energy often claim that technologies like onshore wind result in higher costs than coal, gas and nu...
Erstellt am 29-05-2013
Von: David de Jager Fachgebiet: Energiesysteme & -märkte
Biomass and its conversion to feedstock, raw materials and energy plays a crucial role in every renewable energy scenario. According to The Energy Report by Ecofys and WWF, many sectors and countries will rely on biomass in decades to come. Biomass will be supplying almost 50% of the world’s energy...
Erstellt am 30-04-2013
Von: Marjolein Brasz Fachgebiet: Erneuerbare Energien
On Monday, the Liberal party (VVD) and the Social Democrats (PvdA) have presented their coalition agreement.
It contains some really interesting mentions of a series of measures for climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Overall, we see healthy climate change ambitions to at least follow ...
Erstellt am 02-11-2012
Von: Thomas Winkel Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik
Since deciding in summer 2011 to completely phase out nuclear energy by 2022, Germany has fully committed itself to a “path to the energy of the future – reliable, affordable and environmentally sound”. A rapid expansion of Germany‘s offshore wind capacity is foreseen, requiring optimal use of the p...
Erstellt am 17-09-2012
Von: Michiel Müller Fachgebiet: Erneuerbare Energien
A bottom-up approach to the global climate challenge
Weather records are piling up in the US and worldwide, and the seasonal state of the Arctic sea ice melt is the worst we’ve seen so far. And in the meantime, greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, where they should now start to go down to keep average global warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 degree...
Erstellt am 19-06-2012
Von: Kees van der Leun Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik