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  • Ecofys supports Swiss allocation of free allowances in line with EU ETS methodology

    17/04/2014
    Ecofys assisted the Swiss Government in preparing the Swiss allocation of free allowances consistent with the allocation method used in the EU ETS. Switzerland and the European Union operate separate emissions trading schemes, but a possible linking of the systems is in discussion to create a common CO2 market. To achieve this, emission allowances would need to be mutually recognised in a bilater...
  • Study: Energy efficiency can reduce German dependence on Russian gas by 50%

    16/04/2014
    Within 10 years, German dependence on Russian gas could be reduced by 50%. These are the findings from an Ecofys study for the German “Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz e.V. (DENEFF). To achieve halving the dependence on imports of Russian gas, the efforts to realise the efficiency potential in industrial processes and cross-cutting technologies should be doubled. The urgency of action will ...
  • New paper compares international industrial electricity prices

    14/04/2014
    A new paper offers insights into Europe’s industrial electricity prices. Ecofys and Fraunhofer ISI have examined the national privileges for selected industrial sectors and compared their total electricity prices. Based on the assumption of both a large and a medium-sized energy-intensive company, prices and their components are shown for Germany, the Netherlands, UK and France. Looking at Europe...
  • Ecofys specialists among contributing authors of 5th IPCC Assessment Report

    10/04/2014
    Ecofys experts have contributed to the report on mitigation of climate change as part of its Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which will be released on 13 April 2014. This up-to-date assessment of the opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be the standard scientific document that guides future political decisions on climate change. Th...