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  • New research looks into relation between socio-economic data on housing conditions and well-being

    18/07/2016
    Ecofys has started new research into the relation between quality of dwelling, socio-economic data and well-being in EU28 and its Member States. Commissioned by Velux and based on Eurostat microdata from the revolving EU-wide survey „Income and Living Conditions in Europe“ (EU-SILC), the study assesses statistical links between well-being and housing conditions - a research largely missing so far....
  • Sialkot in Pakistan: NAMA could provide industry with access to renewables and trigger significant emissions reductions

    15/07/2016
    The use of photovoltaic panels in an industrial sector in Sialkot, Pakistan, could mitigate up to 377,000 tons of carbon dioxide and gain average savings of US$27,400 per year on electricity costs. These are findings from a CDKN project in which Ecofys assessed a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) as a policy tool to provide renewable energy to the city’s industry. Sialkot City is on...
  • Ecofys presents lessons learnt from the global implementation of auctions for renewable energy support

    14/07/2016
    Ecofys has published a report assessing the experiences with auctions for renewable energy support from 12 countries around the world: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Brazil, China, South Africa and USA (California). The report identifies general trends in auction design and implementation, and draws lessons learnt from these countries. The report builds on cas...
  • Ecofys assessed waste-to-energy potential for cement industry in the EU

    11/07/2016
    There is no technical limitation at cement plants to increase the share of alternative fuels from 36% now to 95% EU-wide. In a recent study for Cembureau, Ecofys has investigated how the European cement industry could contribute to Europe’s waste-to-energy capacity. Accelerating the uptake of alternative fuels in the cement industry can contribute to three major ambitions of the EU: reduce the am...

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