How well has the EU freshwater policy framework succeeded in ensuring ‘good’ freshwaters?

Last week we kicked off a new project for the European Commission (DG Environment) within the topic of environmental policy. The assignment concerns a Fitness Check (evaluation) of the various directives forming the backbone of EU Freshwater Policy, including – but not limited to – the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. This evaluation will result…

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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…

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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…

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Are Uber, Airbnb and car-sharing platforms good for the environment?

Consciously or unconsciously, the sharing economy (or collaborative economy) has provided many consumers with more and often cheaper alternatives of products and services in many sectors of the economy. During holidays we rent apartments with Airbnb, we borrow a ladder from a neighbour with Peerby, or we join a ride with a stranger to visit relatives in another city with Blablacar. Many of the collaborative economy platforms have…

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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’…

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Mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Trinomics has in collaboration with Technopolis group at the request of the Ex-Post Evaluation Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament supported the mid-term review of the…

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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…

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