The dust is beginning to settle after Paris and the focus is now on implementation but one of the interesting questions to arise is what is needed to reach a 1.5°C target. What all the scenarios say is that you not only need to stop emitting carbon but you also need to have something that takes carb...
Door: Ann Gardiner Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
This blog post by Bram Borkent is published as a breakout article in the Carbon Almanac 2015 by ICIS Tschach Solutions, presented at the Carbon Expo 2015 on 26 May 2015.
The distribution of free allowances to manufacturing industries remains an essential part of the EU Emissions Trading System afte...
Door: Bram Borkent Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
Success calls for a new way of thinking
How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead.
The threat of climate change and the scarcity of fossil resources leave us no choice but to embark on a transition to a low-carbon economy. There will be winners and losers in th...
Ecofys looks back to look ahead
When Ecofys was founded back in 1984, the energy world was completely different from the one we know today. The world was just recovering from two oil crises and oil prices were soon to drop. Nevertheless, these crises, together with the increased awareness of the finiteness of fossil energy resourc...
Door: Kornelis Blok Categorie: Duurzame Energie
Enhanced action on energy efficiency and renewable energy can half the EU’s gas imports and achieve more than 40% GHG reductions
This blog post was written by Taryn Fransen, World Resources Institute, and Niklas Höhne, Ecofys.
Later this week, the European Council will vote on a target to further ...
Long-term certainty regarding carbon cost impacts is needed to prevent investment leakage
The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was introduced in 2005 to incentivise reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in European businesses at the lowest cost. In the EU ETS businesses need to surrender emission allowances equal to the amount of GHGs they emitted. To fulfil their E...
The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) puts a price on carbon emissions of large businesses in Europe in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and move towards a low-carbon economy. Businesses in the EU ETS need to surrender emission allowances equivalent to the amount of ...
This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne:
The urgency to limit climate change has increased. But there is also evidence that we could speed up the pace significantly, if we are ready to break new ground.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) is releasing the last of thre...
Door: Rolf de Vos Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
“Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a choice, not a must”, according to the long awaited Global Energy Assessment (GEA) which has been published online very recently. With its 1884 pages and an extensive online database, it provides a wealth of information on energy potentials and transition pathw...
Door: Categorie: Energiesystemen & -markten
The emissions trading scheme is the single most important instrument for the EU for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in industry. Lately a couple of interesting things coincided concerning the scheme.
First, a preliminary 2011 overview of submitted annual emission reports shows that emissions of...