Posts tagged with 'carbon efficiency'

  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • Taking carbon from the atmosphere

    This blog post was written by Ann Gardiner.  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...
    Posted 20-04-2016 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Dynamic allocation: aligning economic theory to imperfect markets

    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...
    Posted 26-05-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Manufacturing industries transitioning to a low carbon economy

    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...
    Posted 27-11-2014 By: Michiel Stork Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Travelling from 1984 to 2014 in the world of energy

    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...
    Posted 10-11-2014 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 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 ...
    Posted 20-10-2014 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 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...
    Posted 14-08-2014 By: Martijn Overgaag Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • A fair share – How to allocate carbon costs in supply agreements

    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 ...
    Posted 31-07-2014 By: Jan-Martin Rhiemeier Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Breaking new ground to limit global climate change

    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...
    Posted 11-04-2014 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Global Energy Assessment: Is CCS a choice or a must?

    “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...
    Posted 22-11-2012 By: Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 1