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  • 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...
  • New role of auctions for RE support - Commission publishes Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy

    09/04/2014
    Today, the European Commission has published its Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020. A key element of the guidelines: In the future, production aid for electricity from renewables will be considered compatible with the internal market, if the aid is granted in a competitive procedure (auction).   Ecofys has analysed the international experience with RE aucti...
  • Recovery and re-use of industrial waste heat – report now available

    28/03/2014
    A report on the potential for recovery and re-use of industrial waste heat has now been published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate. While many previous studies concentrate on the availability of waste heat, this report simultaneously assesses the demand for waste heat. The novel approach was developed by Ecofys together with Element Energy and the Imperial College London. Applied to the...