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  • White paper specifies German electricity market regulation

    03/08/2015
    The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has issued a white paper on “An Electricity Market for Germany’s Energy Transition”. The paper justifies the decision against a capacity market in Germany, and sketches 20 measures to transform the German electricity market into an “electricity market 2.0”. The German government seeks to enhance the mechanisms in the German electricity market to...
  • Ecofys develops concept for renewable energy tenders in Germany

    31/07/2015
    Ecofys supports the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in developing a design concept for tendering renewable energy plants. The concept paper and scientific recommendations have been published for consultation today. The introduction of the tendering scheme is part of the reform of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Next to Ecofys, the project consortium consists of Frau...
  • Climate Action Tracker: New Zealand climate target “inadequate” and “far from a fair share”

    13/07/2015
    New Zealand is far from doing its “fair share” of climate action, with its climate plans, submitted this week to the UN, and rated as “inadequate” by the Climate Action Tracker. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is an analysis undertaken by four independent European research organisations:  Climate Analytics, Ecofys, NewClimate Institute and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.  It ha...
  • One Planet Thinking explores boundaries of water and mineral use

    13/07/2015
    Early July marked another important development step for One Planet Thinking, an initiative to support companies in operating within the earth’s regenerative capacity. A group of scientists, consultancies, NGOs and leading progressive international businesses from a wide range of sectors gathered in Amsterdam to consider how water use and mineral use could be integrated into One Planet Thinking. U...

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