Posts tagged with 'eu'

  • 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: 0
  • 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: 0
  • 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...
    Posted 18-10-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • The EU ETS review – current state of play

    This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand.  The review process of the European carbon market (EU ETS) is in full swing. Right in time before Christmas, the members of the Environment committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament voted in favour of a more ambitious post-2020 market set-up as comp...
    Posted 16-12-2016 Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 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...
    Posted 19-11-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 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 ...
    Posted 22-01-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 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 ...
    Posted 18-11-2014 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency 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
  • 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...
    Posted 07-08-2014 By: Martijn Overgaag Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0