• Carbon Pricing Watch 2016: Governments raise more revenues from carbon pricing

    In 2015, governments raised about US$26 billion from charging for carbon emissions, up 60% from the previous year, according to a new report by the World Bank Group and Ecofys. The Carbon Pricing Watch 2016, launched at Carbon Expo in Cologne today, notes that since 2015 four new carbon pricing initiatives have been implemented or are scheduled for implementation: in Korea, Portugal, Australia an...
  • Energy Efficiency Watch: 28 country reports highlight both progress and lack of action across EU

    Considerable progress has been made in the implementation of EU energy efficiency policies since 2011, but more action is needed to fulfil the Article 7 targets of the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive. This is the conclusion of new research on EU and national policy implementation released within the Energy Efficiency Watch 3 project. 28 country reports, prepared by Ecofys and the Wuppertal Insti...
  • What is the feasibility of extending the use of product benchmarks in the EU ETS?

    Increasing the number of product benchmarks used in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme could reduce the administrative cost and burden of the allocation process. This is one of the findings of an Ecofys study that was commissioned by the Dutch Emissions Authority. Ecofys investigated the feasibility of extending the use of product benchmarks in the EU ETS and looked at two different tracks to do so: ...
  • NAMA Status Report: NAMA development continues after Paris, while implementation remains limited

    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have continued to show steady growth in proposals over the past six months, while financing remains limited and implementation lags behind. This is one of the findings of the NAMA Status Report mid-year update which has been launched at the Bonn UN Climate Conference this week. The update, written by Ecofys and ECN under the Mitigation Momentum pr...

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