Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions – prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry in the EU and Iceland

Report: Prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry (2 MB) The aim of this project carried out for the Joint Research Centre of the European Union was to perform an in-depth analysis of the technological innovation that could take place in the aluminium sector in the EU and Iceland and a quantification of their impact on…

Issue Brief published: Deep Sea Mining: Hitting the Bottom or Taking off?


Report: Deep Sea Mining 2015 (1 MB)


Report: Deep Sea Mining 2015 (1 MB) The Centre Of Expertise on Resources (COE-R) has been created by HCSS, TNO and Trinomics. It supports industry and government to timely and effectively anticipate strategic opportunities and risks related to the sustainable supply of resources. The focus is on abiotic and biotic (non-energy) resources, referring to metals,…

Trinomics has examined Public Private Partnerships for ‘Inclusive Green Growth’

Report: PPPs and inclusive green growth (785 KB) ‘Inclusive green growth’ is a term that is now frequently used in development projects in order to state that such projects should foster and promote a balance between social, economic and environmental development. The Dutch Government is presently experimenting with partnerships between private organisations, NGO’s and public…

The Balance of Power: Flexibility options for the Dutch electricity market

Report: The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market (final report) (3 MB) The report, ‘The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market’, was written for the Dutch science, technology and innovation organisation TNO. Given the rapidly increasing share of variable renewable electricity sources like solar and wind and…

European Commission report says policy actions in the financial sector can significantly contribute to shifting private capital towards climate-friendly investments

Report: climate-friendly_investments_en (4 MB)   On 15 April 2015 the European Commission (EC) has published the report on ‘Shifting Private Finance towards Climate Friendly Investments – Policy options for mobilising institutional investors’ capital for climate-friendly investment’. Both the authors (Trinomics, Climate Bonds Initiative, 2° Investing Initiative, Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, CDC Climat,…

Technology options for deep seabed exploitation – Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges

Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Layman's summary (4 MB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Options Brief (285 KB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Report (4 MB) Trinomics (together with Milieu Ltd.) has finalised a study for the European Parliament, STOA Committee on deep seabed exploration and exploitation activities. This report provides a…

EU Energy Governance for the Future

Report: Energy governance for the future (4 MB) An overview of EU energy governance was prepared for the ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy) of the European Parliament. The document gives an insight into the institutions, policies, issues and policy interactions in practice around the three EU energy policy pillars: climate change, competitiveness and security…

Evaluation of the Dutch ‘Topsector Energie’

Report: Management-summary -Review-Topsector-Energie-NL (412 KB) Report: Review-Topsector-Energie-part1 NL (3 MB) Report: Review-Topsector-Energie-part2 NL (913 KB) In the ‘Topsector Energie’ Programme of the Dutch Government, public research institutions and private companies are cooperating in energy innovation. The programme is co-funded by the government and the participating private partners. So far, more than 130 projects have been…

Study on the impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the European Energy Sector and Manufacturing Industries


Report: TTIP (3 MB)


Report: TTIP (3 MB) This month our study on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for the European Parliament (ITRE Committee) came in the news. This study assessed whether and to which extent European energy markets and manufacturing industries would be affected by the TTIP. Although the negotiations are still on-going, the analysis shows…