Posts tagged with 'policy'

  • What’s new about Paris

    Role of the private sector to become much more important A lot has been said about how national climate efforts under the Paris Climate Agreement will usher in a new energy future, but few have noticed another important change that COP21 heralds: for the first time non-state actors will start playing a prominent role in climate action, write Rolf de Vos a...
    Posted 13-01-2016 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • What Paris is likely to deliver

    Prospects look bright for the Paris Climate Summit. The sole fact that this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) will start with the government leaders meeting instead of finishing with it, is promising, writes Rolf de Vos. If the more than 80 world leaders who will gather in Paris, including Obam...
    Posted 24-11-2015 By: 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
  • Businesses chase policy makers for carbon pricing

    This blog is part of a series that especially focuses on bridging the information and negotiation gap between business and policy makers, identified in an earlier blog. Carbon pricing policies have been discussed for decades, but have only been introduced to a limited degree. There are strong signa...
    Posted 04-06-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • What to expect of the Paris Climate Summit (and beyond)

    Kornelis Blok, Katja Eisbrenner and Lina Li have contributed to this blog post.
    The Paris Climate Summit end 2015 raises high expectations, higher than ever since the 2009 Copenhagen Summit. But how should we rate these promising perspectives? We should not expect a ‘Paris’ pressure cooker that sud...
    Posted 21-04-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Two steps forward, one step back

    Making sense of the climate change negotiations How do past achievements impact future developments in energy and climate? Ecofys turns 30 and looks back to look ahead. In September of last year, the world saw the largest popular protests on climate change to date. 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City; 40,000 in London. The demons...
    Posted 02-04-2015 By: Yvonne Deng 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
  • Business and policy: Paris 2015 needs the best of both worlds

    Global climate negotiations have hardly led to tangible climate policy tools over the last five years. The latest UN Climate Summit in Lima was no exception. By contrast, both businesses and local and regional authorities are developing plenty of new initiatives. Could the crucial 2015 conference in...
    Posted 13-01-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Roadmaps: Understanding future policies to develop sector visions

    Raising the challenge Over the next years and decades, we will see dramatic changes in the way we live, the way we consume, and the way we manufacture. Human kind has stretched the use of our planet’s natural resources far beyond its limits, and we need to cut back. In other words, as the OECD puts...
    Posted 25-09-2014 By: Michiel Stork Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Contribute to further improving the EU-ETS

    An invitation to Europe's energy-intensive industry
    The general consensus at the Argus European Emissions Markets 2014 Conference was that Europe has a credible system in place which is supported by most stakeholders. About a decade of learnings in the EU-ETS has made Europe's flagship climate policy instrument more robust and the European Commission...
    Posted 12-06-2014 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0