In view of the growing share of variable renewable energy sources in the grid, a new roadmap suggests how to overcome key challenges related to the new level of flexibility needed to maintain system stability and reliability. After a preliminary version had been shared earlier in the year, the “Power Systems Flexibility Strategic Roadmap”, written by Ecofys for the European Copper Institute, has n...
The combination of Government climate action plans, if implemented, would bring global warming down to 2.7°C, according to an analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT). On the day of the October 1, UN deadline for governments to submit their emission reduction targets, or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 2025 and 2030, the CAT’s estimate of their impact o...
Providing critical input for the negotiations leading up to the Conference of the Parties in Paris, the World Bank Group and the OECD published the report The FASTER principles for Successful Carbon Pricing, based on a concept of FASTER and research done by Ecofys.
Current experiences prove that well-designed carbon pricing schemes are a powerful and flexible tool that cut greenhouse gas emission...
The number of implemented or scheduled carbon pricing instruments around the world has almost doubled since 2012. Implemented instruments are now worth about $50 billion. A new report from the World Bank Group and Ecofys, State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2015, provides an up-to-date overview of carbon pricing instruments around the world.
Today, about 40 nations and 23 cities, states or regions...