Trinomics and partners kick-off the Energy Transition Expertise Centre

The European Commission launched a project to support the innovation analysis required for the European energy transition.   In an effort to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, Europe needs to undergo major transformations in the energy system, increase the energy efficiency and also the share of renewables in energy supply. These changes will require innovations in existing energy technologies, introduction of new ones as well as the development of energy infrastructure for conventional and…

The study “Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans” has just been published!

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, in consultation with European Commission – DG Energy, published a study on the Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans, prepared by Trinomics together with LBST. The study focuses on the potential and opportunities of renewable hydrogen, produced by electrolysers using renewable electricity…

The “study on energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe” has just been published!

The “study on energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe” developed for the European Commission – DG Energy can now be downloaded.   The project aimed to assess the role of the different energy storage technologies in the decarbonisation of the EU electricity system, to evaluate their contribution to…

To what extent can hydrogen technologies lead to increased jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security?

Trinomics, together with LBST, have been selected to carry out an assignment commissioned by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The aim of the study is to assess the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security through the inclusion of hydrogen energy technologies in the National Energy &…

Trinomics advises the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy on the subsidy scheme to stimulate CO₂ reducing projects

Trinomics has been selected by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to review the options to expand the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production subsidy scheme (SDE++). The existing subsidy scheme (SDE+) stimulates the deployment of renewable energy by providing a feed-in premium. This is in line with its objective to increase the share of…

Learn more about the CCUS Projects Network: Sharing knowledge, transforming industry, reducing emissions

The CCUS Projects Network represents and supports major industrial projects under way across Europe in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). The European Commission recognises these technologies as crucial to achieving 2050 climate targets. With support from the Network’s Secretariat, our members will work together to share…

Open public consultation to assess impacts of harmonising smartphone chargers in the EU

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation to collect feedback on different policy measures to promote harmonisation of smartphone chargers. A new Memorandum produced by the industry in 2017 has raised concerns of market fragmentation and problems with charger interoperability, leading to consumer inconvenience and additional waste. Therefore, the Commission wants to explore…

What is the economic impact of EU spending on the ITER fusion energy project?

The European Commission recently published a report prepared by Trinomics in 2018 which examined the economic value-for-money of EU funding of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. This showed that the EU spending through F4E (Fusion for Energy) of more than €2.2 billion to mid-2017, is having a significant beneficial impact on gross value added and jobs. The spending is supporting successful spin-off companies…

Europe relaunches CCUS knowledge exchange network to support industry’s climate action

A Europe-wide knowledge sharing network has received fresh funding from the European Commission to support and inspire major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in their efforts to deliver climate action. The revitalised European CCUS Projects Network, which launches its new website today (www.ccusnetwork.eu), will connect industry partners involved in real-life CCUS projects, which…

Trinomics organized workshop at European Parliament to uncover the transformative potential of a just energy transition

On February 19th 2019, Trinomics organized a well-attended workshop at the European Parliament on the wider implications of the energy transition. Six speakers were invited to give nuanced perspectives on the subject matter, with ITRE Chair Jerzy Buzek providing opening and closing remarks.  The workshop’s presentations focused on: (i) the energy transition and opportunities for EU industries; (ii) the role of hydrogen as a decarbonization catalyst through its beneficial impact on energy flexibility, availability, and security; and, (Iii) the case of the energy transition…

Findings of Trinomics’ study on European Energy Technology Dependence will be discussed at the high-level EU Energy Diplomacy meeting

The European External Action Service (EEAS) works closely with Member States and the European Commission to implement an effective and coherent EU foreign policy, such as the external dimension of the Energy Union. On February 6th, the EEAS will hold its 10th EU Energy Diplomacy Experts Group Meeting, a follow-up of the EU Energy Diplomacy…

How did energy prices, costs and subsidies impact EU consumers in 2018?

The European Commission recently published their staff working document which drew heavily on the key findings from the study on European energy prices, costs and subsidies which was conducted by Trinomics. The report assesses the role of competition in the forming of wholesale & retail energy prices, analyses the impact of the energy bill on households’ budgets & industrial competitiveness and provides an overview of policy instruments such as energy taxation, subsidies and price regulation.  Among other findings, our study shows that while EU member states’ wholesale prices for electricity and natural gas are often close…

Trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation targets

Report: Final gas infrastructure (2 MB) The required sharp decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may drastically reduce the share of natural gas in the European energy mix. In 2018 Trinomics prepared a study for DG Energy on the role of trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation…

What was the impact of the TEN-E Regulation on Europe’s energy networks and the progress of trans-European energy infrastructure projects?

Report: Evaluation of the TEN-E Regulation (4 MB) In 2017 we led the evaluation study of the Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) Regulation, carried out in collaboration with Enerdata, DNV GL and Spark. The TEN-E Regulation identifies priority corridors and thematic areas of trans-European energy infrastructure and provides guidelines for the selection of Projects of Common…

Study on financing clean energy innovation completed

Trinomics and its partners have completed the study ‘Building the investment community for innovative energy technology projects’ for the European Commission, DG Energy. The overall objective of this study was to contribute to increasing the volume of investment in innovative energy technology solutions by developing investment partnerships (i.e. the investment community). The realization of such…

How to include energy finance in the current EU macroeconomic models?

In 2015, the European Commission launched a two-year project with the objective to improve the modelling of the interactions of European energy and climate policy within the real economy. This major project was led by Cambridge Econometrics and included E3Modelling and Trinomics as partners. In particular, the study aimed to extend two global energy-economy-environment models, to…

Improving the investment community to facilitate increased investments

The European Commission recently published the first deliverable of our study on ‘Building the investment community for innovative energy projects’. The overall objective of the study is to build/strengthen the investment community for innovative energy technologies, in order to increase the volume invested. Financing is…

National strategies for renewables: workshop report

This report summarises the presentation and discussions of the workshop on ‘National Strategies for Renewables: Energy Efficiency, Building Renovation and Self-consumption’. The workshop was held on 22 February 2018, hosted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament. The aim…

The energy transition financing gap: What is the issue and how can the EU help fixing it?


Report: Energy and the MFF (3 MB)


The EU has set out to become a global leader in the fight against climate change. This is mirrored in its ambitious climate and energy targets up until 2030. By that year, GHG emissions will have to be 40% below 1990 levels, renewable energy needs to represent 27% of gross final energy consumption, and energy consumption will have to decrease by 27% in comparison to the BAU scenario. In the analytical study entitled ‘Energy and the MFF’…

Construction industry professionals and VET practitioners – you can now SIGN UP for the Stakeholder Workshop that will take stock of the European BUILD UP Skills initiative and debate the way forward!

What – Stakeholder Workshop during European Vocational Skills Week 2017 Topic – Taking stock of the European BUILD UP Skills initiative and looking forward Is it for you? If you are a construction industry professional, or a VET professional, or you are simply interested in energy efficiency building (skills), this workshop is for you Date…

EEA briefing ‘Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe’s industrial sector’

The EEA has published a briefing ‘Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe’s industrial sector’ based on the report ‘Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in‘ which was prepared with support from Trinomics. The EEA’s briefing analyses emissions from the largest industrial facilities (including power plants, petrochemical refineries and metal processing plants) which report…

Study supporting the impact assessment concerning transmission tariffs and congestion income policies

Report: Transmission tariffs and congestion income (12 MB) The European Commission’s DG ENER has recently published its study supporting the impact assessment concerning transmission tariffs and congestion income policies. This study, carried out by ECN, DCision! and Trinomics, examines the impact of diverging transmission tariff structures in EU member States and outlines potential policy options…

Assessment of Photovoltaics (PV)


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Report: AssessmentofPV (878 KB) The European Commission, DG RTD, has published the final report of Trinomics’ study on potential strategies to rebuild EU manufacturing capacities for solar PV. The study has been performed in collaboration with DNV GL, JIIP, PWC, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Tecnalia, and VTT. This final report provides a concise overview of…

Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?


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Report: ipol_stu2016587326_en (4 MB) The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Paliament has published in October 2016 the paper titled ‘Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?’ authored by Trinomics. The paper consists of a thorough review of the state of the European building stock and assesses various policy…

Trinomics at Spanish energy poverty congress

Trinomics will be present during the first Catalan Congress on Energy Poverty. Jessica Yearwood, consultant  at Trinomics, will present the results of the project “Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty”, prepared for the European Commission’s DG Energy. The event will take place the 3rd and 4th of November at Fira Sabadell, Barcelona. For more information visit…

Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published the report on the low carbon transition in the power sector in the European Union. This report, prepared with support from Trinomics, provides a better understanding of the theoretical evolution of fossil fuel capacity by 2030 and how this would contrast with the qualitatively different EU power sector needed in order to achieve EU climate…

SCOT final conference on CO2 re-use

For the last three years, Trinomics has been part of the SCOT (Smart CO<sub>2</sub> Transformation) consortium, a collaborative European project in the area of CO<sub>2</sub> re-use. CO<sub>2</sub> re-use is a broad term that covers a variety of innovative industrial processes which use CO<sub>2</sub> from point source emitters (and in the future from direct air capture) as…

Report on Energy Poverty Indicators

Energy poverty is a raising policy issue across the EU. To understand the extent and depth of the problem of affordability of energy services better indicators are needed. Trinomics, together with UCL and SEVEn has carried out an assignment for DG Energy on “Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty”. The report recommends four key indicators to…

The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam


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Report: Fossildilemma (2 MB) Trinomics works for TNO on a series of policy briefing papers on Dutch energy policy. In this series, a new paper has been published: ‘The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam’ (in Dutch). The paper discusses the greening strategy of Rotterdam harbor, the largest fossil fuel hub of Northwestern Europe. Its present strategy…

BUILD UP Skills Newsletter

You are welcome to subscribe to our newsletters prepared for the BUILD UP Skills initiative to receive the latest updates on the topic of construction skills in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. These newsletters will be issued on a regular basis, i.e. every two months and will discuss the latest developments…

RECREATE policy brief published: Selling solar services as a contribution to a circular economy


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Report: Recreate PB 2015 (3 MB) The FP7 Recreate project, in which Trinomics together with an international consortium is involved, has just published its first newsletter. The newsletter was written by Trinomics, based on a detailed case study produced by Wuppertal Institut. The theme of this newsletter is solar leasing, as one example of a…

Energy Union – Key Decisions for the Realisation of Fully Integrated Energy Market

Trinomics has been awarded a study contract by the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee, in collaboration with Aether Ltd and Energiaklub, to research and analyse key decisions for the realisation of a fully integrated energy market. The overall EU energy strategy is years determined by three main pillars: competitiveness, climate and security of supply. However, balancing…