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…