Assessment of photovoltaics (PV)

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Can the European solar PV industry regain its leading position? There is a need to better understand how Europe, and especially Germany, has lost their…

The green growth debate

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers Bringing green growth from popular concept to powerful action Green growth has become an increasingly popular term. It is an ambitious concept,…

Literature review on GHG emissions trading and policy evaluations

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Stephan Slingerland To what extent has the EU ETS driven GHG abatement in the short and long term? The EU ETS has been subject to increasing levels of scrutiny as the policy…

The economics of shifting towards a sustainable mobility system over the 2030-2050 time period

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Rob Williams Will the European transport sector be able to significantly reduce their emissions by 2050? The existing literature showed that the technology for achieving substantial reductions in the cost of transport for society are (to some degree)…

Public-Private Partnerships and inclusive green growth

Client: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Elske Veenstra, Stephan Slingerland Can Public-Private Partnerships contribute to inclusive green growth? Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become increasingly popular in government policy. The expectation is that PPPs will enhance the efficiency of public…

Technological innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2015 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Katarina Svatikova, Koen Rademaekers How can innovations for the circular economy in The Netherlands be promoted? The Dutch policy program “From waste to resource” aims to develop a circular…

Climate policy and competitiveness impacts on Dutch industry

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers, Elske Veenstra, Jeroen van der Laan What will be the impact of stringent climate policy on chemistry, oil refinery, and the steel and cement sectors? While…

Towards the $100 billion: Measuring climate finance

Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ) Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jeroen van der Laan How will we report on the $100 billion climate finance target? The agreement at the COP21 in Paris reaffirmed: developed countries will mobilise $100 billion a year…

Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis of construction skills

Client: European Commission – Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) Implementation period: 2015 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola How successful has the EU BUILD UP Skills (Pillar II, 2015 – 2018) initiative to “upskill” construction workers with energy efficiency…

A new Research & Innovation agenda on climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, Stephan Slingerland, Tycho Smit How can the EU become a research and innovation leader in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw…

Smart CO2 Transformation (SCOT)

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2013 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra What is required in terms of research and in terms of new policy to create large-scale transformation of industrial CO2 emissions into value-added products? SCOT (Smart CO2…