Posts tagged with 'costs'

  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Science

    The circular economy is a simple idea, but not a small one. It’s key for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as it has the potential to close the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions gap by half. More than 400 participants at the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in...
    Posted 22-05-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 2
  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

    How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF? The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
    Posted 12-04-2017 By: Angélica Afanador Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • 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
  • Enabling true sustainability with a Circular Economy

    The ratified Paris Agreement of COP21 marked a turning point with unprecedented pledges from world leaders to reach ambitious climate change goals. The focus at COP 22 in Morocco was and over the next few years will be on critical and immediate action. To achieve these ambitious climate goals, we ne...
    Posted 02-02-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • ETS market after 2020: Leftovers from Phase 3 will have an impact

    New Entrance Reserve and reduced allocations will hit the EU ETS With all attention focused nowadays on the start date and the details of the Market Stability Reserve, it is easy to overlook yet another source of allowances that might impact the already oversupplied EU ETS market in 2020: the leftover allowances from Phase 3. Last summer, a status update on the ...
    Posted 23-01-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1
  • 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
  • Apples to Oranges - Comparing the costs of energy technologies

    In the public debate on costs and benefits of renewable energy, the life-cycle cost per unit of energy is often used as the metric for comparing various technologies. Especially opponents of renewable energy often claim that technologies like onshore wind result in higher costs than coal, gas and nu...
    Posted 29-05-2013 By: David de Jager Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 3