Beiträge zum Stichwort 'eu'

  • Working Together towards a Circular Economy in Europe

    The European Commission is taking the lead on circular economy strategies through the circular economy package. Thus, an increasing number of industry associations and companies in Europe are working towards a circular economy. They are devising ways to implement related measures to reap the benefit...
    Erstellt am 18-10-2017 Von: Preeti Srivastav Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • What to take away from the State of the Energy Union?

    A brief analysis As foreseen by the European Commission’s Communication on the Energy Union from February 2015, the State of the Energy Union was published on 18 November 2015. It is intended to address the key issues and steer the political debate by providing a state of play, challenges and next steps of the imple...
    Erstellt am 19-11-2015 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • How to design successful policies

    Auctioning of renewable energy support How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. In thirty years’ time, renewable energy policies in Europe have evolved from a pioneering phase to the present stage of fostering fast-growing markets. Up till today, Ecofys has ...
    Erstellt am 22-01-2015 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Zero-Energy Buildings need connections!

    How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. To achieve 2050 targets for an almost climate-neutral building sector, new buildings have to be (nearly) zero-energy. And, the refurbishment of existing buildings has to reach a ...
    Erstellt am 18-11-2014 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Halving the EU’s gas imports

    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 ...
    Erstellt am 20-10-2014 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • A low carbon economy in need of protection

    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...
    Erstellt am 14-08-2014 Von: Martijn Overgaag Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • Avoiding market distortions from EU energy and climate policies

    The European wood-based panel industry uses woody biomass as its main resource to produce panels. Also, the energy demand is mostly covered with wood. The sector could be seen as an example of sustainable production and yet it is facing difficult times, in part because of fierce competition for biom...
    Erstellt am 07-08-2014 Von: Martijn Overgaag Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • Energy efficiency: what are we waiting for?

    There is something odd about energy efficiency Many studies have shown that there is big potential for energy efficiency improvement, and it is widely acknowledged that energy efficiency improvement is the number one option to tackle climate change and improve the security of our energy supply. Energy efficiency also saves us money: in two ways....
    Erstellt am 13-03-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & CO2-Effizienz Kommentare: 0
  • What is a “fair” contribution of the EU to the 2°C limit?

    40% emission reductions by 2030 is not enough This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: A greenhouse gas reduction target for the EU in 2030 would have to be in the order of 50% or more (with a large range) below 1990 to be compatible with the EU’s goal to limit global temperature increase to 2°C. Since 1996 the EU has repeatedly e...
    Erstellt am 21-01-2014 Von: Kornelis Blok Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0
  • EU’s 2030 energy and climate package

    More than a greenhouse gas target needed This blog post has been written by Dr. Niklas Höhne: The energy and climate package agreed by the EU in 2008 formed a milestone in EU policy making. It included a target to achieve 20% of renewable energy, 20% energy efficiency improvements, and 20% reductions in GHG emissions by 2020. The impleme...
    Erstellt am 18-04-2013 Von: Fachgebiet: Energie- & Klimapolitik Kommentare: 0