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  • What potential do International Cooperative Initiatives offer to enhance mitigation ambition?

    International Cooperative Initiatives (ICIs) hold significant promise for raising the level of emission reduction ambition needed to close the global emissions gap to 2020. A new report by Ecofys and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership investigates the impact ICIs could have on national and international climate change commitments. Ranging from global dialogues and formal multil...
  • Ecofys supports Swiss allocation of free allowances in line with EU ETS methodology

    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%

    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

    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...