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Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Client: EC - DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How is growth in industrial symbiosis best facilitated and what can the EU do to support this? Industrial symbiosis (IS) can provide a significant boost towards a more circular economy by stimulating…

Assessment of business case & due dilligence for district heating in Arnhem

Client: City of Arnhem, Province Gelderland & PPM Oost Implementation period: 2016 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Hans Bolscher Assessing the viability and required steps to realise a new district heating network in Arnhem The City of Arnhem was investigating the possibility of a major new heat pipeline (backbone infrastructure…

The effects of consumer behaviour on the Circular Economy

Client: EC - CHAFEA Implementation period: 2017 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen How does consumer behaviour affect the transition to a Circular Economy? The European Commission has been supporting the transition to a Circular Economy for some time, for example by adopting the comprehensive Circular…

How can EMAS be improved?

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith Strengthening EMAS and its added value to authorities and organisations In 1993 the European Commission developed the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Since then, many companies and other organisations in the EU adopted environmental management systems, including EMAS…

Study on energy technology dependence

Client: EC - DG RTD Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland What are the European energy technology dependencies, and how can those be measured? This study will be the first to assess dependence on energy technology in Europe. The objective is to better…

Evaluation of the TEN-E regulation and assessing the impacts of alternative policy scenarios

Client: EC - DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood, Rob Williams, Luc van Nuffel Evaluating the Regulation on Trans-European Energy Networks The assignment consists of a thorough review of the regulation EU 347/2013 and the assessment of various alternative policy options. The Trans-European Energy Networks…

Review of the default EU primary energy factor (PEF) referred to in Directive 2012/27/EU

Client: EC - DG Energy Implementation period: 2015 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Luc van Nuffel Evaluation of primary energy factor calculation options for electricity The goal of this study was to evaluate different options for the calculation of the primary energy factor (PEF) for electricity, in the context of the Energy…

The effect of the circular economy on the labour market in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova Will the circular economy create or destroy jobs? The transition towards a circular economy has been set in motion. National policy frameworks are being developed and the European Union adopted the…

The environmental impact of the collaborative economy in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova, Laura Baroni Is sharing economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging disruptive business models (e.g. Airbnb, Uber…

CarbonNext: next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG RTD Implementation period: 2016 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jessica Yearwood Responding to Europe's two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, and at…

Climate finance for the ENPI South region

Client: WS Atkins International Limited Implementation period: 2016 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Finance Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Elske Veenstra Handbook on accessing climate finance for the ENPI South region Climatekos and Trinomics have written a handbook to support countries in the South region of the…

Boosting Building Renovation

Client: EP - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2016 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency Experts:  Jessica Yearwood, Irati Artola, Rob Williams Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe? The paper consists of a thorough review of the state of the European building stock and…