• Quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from coal combustion

    A quarter of the global GHG emissions comes from coal combustion. This is evident from an updated version of a flow chart showing the global greenhouse gas emissions. The flow chart shows, from beginning to end, where greenhouse gases come from and how much of each gas ends up in our atmosphere. It was created in a collaboration with ASN Bank and Ecofys. The previous update of the GHG flow chart ...
  • Improved energy productivity and scaled up decarbonisation of energy supply needed to keep climate goals in reach

    An analysis of 17 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) has shown that, despite a renewables revolution, more radical actions will be required to drive transition to zero-carbon energy systems and to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C. Both more rapid decarbonisation of energy supply and big improvements in energy productivity will be essential. Ecofys analysed the INDCs c...
  • New policy briefing on corporate action towards a low-carbon economy

    The COP21 agreement marks a turning point in international efforts to mitigate climate change. Expectations on governments to deliver are high. But what about businesses? Is there a business case for climate adaptation? Are European companies ready to create a competitive edge towards the rest of the world?

    A new EU policy report on corporate strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation g...
  • Recommendations on “Network Integration of Photovoltaic Systems” published for Germany

    In this project, Ecofys, together with Fraunhofer IWES, analysed technical trends and concluded recommendations regarding the integration of Photovoltaic Systems for the German Federal Ministry of Environment/German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. In practice, Ecofys focused on issues like PV expansion supervision as well as economic and technical conditions in order to ensure an optimal...

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