Gas market upgrading and modernisation – Regulatory framework for LNG terminal

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Can an efficient LNG market ensure security and diversity of energy supply throughout Europe? LNG imports enhance the diversity of supply and competition in the EU gas market.…

Mapping objectives in the field of environmental taxation and budgetary reform: Internalisation of environmental external costs

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea Can we design and implement more market-based instruments to better address environmental challenges in the EU? Market-based instruments (MBIs) are policy instruments that use markets, prices…

Financial support for electricity generation & CHP from solid Biomass

Client: Natural Resource Defence Council (NRDC) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit To what extent are EU countries subsidising the use of solid biomass for electricity and heat production ? Bioenergy plays a large role in the European renewable energy mix.…

Support to the ex-post evaluation of the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme – energy window 2007-2013

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What were the impacts and results of the energy-related projects funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Programme (NDAP)? Upon accession to the EU, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia committed to prematurely shut down…

Study on assessing the independence and effectiveness of National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in the field of energy

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, William Keeling Are European energy NRAs effective and independent? The general objective of the study was to assess the independence of the national regulatory authorities in the field of energy…

Impact Assessment study on common chargers of portable devices (smart phones)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova, Perla C. Torres Vega Is new EU action needed to avoid problems with a proliferation of different smartphone chargers? In this study we will support DG GROW in an impact assessment of proposed additional…

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Sequestration knowledge sharing and European CCUS Demonstration Project Network

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Joris Moerenhout, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Liliana Guevara Opinska How can the EU successfully implement commercially viable and technologically sound Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Sequestration (CCUS)? The main objective of this assignment is to run…

Energy prices, costs and subsidies and their impact on industry and households

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Joris Moerenhout, João Gorenstein Dedecca How did energy prices, costs and subsidies develop over the last decade in the EU and G20 countries? This was the main question to…

Workshop: Achieving a just energy transition: industry, hydrogen and what can we learn from coal phase-out in Germany?

Client: European Parliament – ITRE Committee Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Private: Federica Gerber, Koen Rademaekers How can a just energy transition, with consideration of technological innovation and EU industry, be achieved and which lessons should we learn from Germany’s ongoing energy journey? The European Parliament (EP) is a strong…

The role of sector coupling in the decarbonisation of the EU energy system

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research & Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, João Gorenstein Dedecca Sector coupling can improve the robustness of the energy system and reduce the costs of decarbonisation The EU strives…