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  • Price Intervention in the EU ETS – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

    The European carbon market has recently rebounded dramatically to reach high price levels last seen 10 years ago. Could that trigger Article 29a and lead to measures to manage prices? EU ETS Reforms Trigger A Chain Reaction Reforms to the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the pe...
    Posted 20-09-2018 By: Boris Lagadinov Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 9
  • Hydrogen as an energy carrier

    Enabling the 100% decarbonisation of the energy system Decarbonisation of the global energy system is one of the big challenges society faces today. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, states that efforts should be pursued to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In my previous blog, I explored what such increased ambiti...
    Posted 30-07-2018 By: Wouter Terlouw Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 52
  • Developing Energy Strategies That Can Be Readily Deployed

    A Socio-Political Merit Order This blog post was prepared with contributions by Jan Cihlar. The challenge brought by the energy transition is every bit as political and emotional as it is techno-economic. Yet today almost all energy modelling is based on least-cost optimisation from integrated assessment models for global clima...
    Posted 04-05-2018 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 83
  • Promoting Sustainable Energy Systems on European Islands

    The EU has around 2,400 inhabited islands. EU islands vary substantially in size, population, natural conditions, and economic activity, but share common energy systems characteristics such as strong dependency on imported fossil fuels, insufficient interconnections, high energy prices, and massive ...
    Posted 04-04-2018 By: Izabela Kielichowska Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 101
  • 2018: A Year for Action and Implementation for Circular Economy

    In the last few years, circular economy has gained momentum in various parts of the world: corporates, governments, non-profit organizations, industry associations—everybody has been trying to unpack, decode, and understand what circular economy is. What does it mean for them? What is the effect of ...
    Posted 16-03-2018 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 28
  • The Positive Side of Negative Emissions

    In recent years, awareness has grown on the need for CO2 removal to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, and companies are increasingly looking to include negative emissions in corporate climate strategies. As a part of Navigant, Ecofys finds that sufficient scalable and affordable options for ...
    Posted 20-02-2018 By: Tom Berg Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 32
  • Corporate Climate Leadership at the Dining Table

    Over the last 3 years, 341 companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative, of which at least 40 are from the food and beverage sector. These companies include household names such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg’s, and PepsiCo, with billions in combined revenue. Why are the...
    Posted 19-02-2018 By: Vincent Hoen Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 15
  • "Basing" Corporate Emissions Targets

    Global emissions goalposts are captivating C-Suites and gaining velocity in corporations around the world. In boardrooms worldwide, an interesting discussion is occurring as iconic brands and corporate titans reform their journeys to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as their strategies f...
    Posted 08-02-2018 By: Matthew Banks Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 21
  • Finding a Cost-Effective Path to Climate Leadership

    A new wave of climate change regulations is coming, and this time to all corners of the world. Following the Paris Agreement, more than 80% of countries have already drawn up plans on how to contribute to the low carbon transition. Some have realised plans that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) em...
    Posted 10-01-2018 By: Long Lam Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 45
  • Setting Science-Based Targets

    How Long Can Companies Afford to Neglect Setting Science-Based Climate Targets? This blog post was prepared with contributions from Vincent Hoen, Jeroen Scheepmaker, and Frank Stern. During the last 3 years, more than 300 companies have signed up to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative. The combined revenue of these companies runs into the billions of US dollars...
    Posted 03-01-2018 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 55