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, 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 and…

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

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova, Perla Torres 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 measures for…

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, 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 the…

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, 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 answer…

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

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  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…

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…

Support for the development of a national energy efficiency action plan for Belarus

Client: EBRD Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belarus Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova What are the reporting obligations in the European energy acquis? The overall aim of the project is to assist the Department for Energy Efficiency of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of…

Supporting analysis for an Impact Assessment on the future funding of EU participation in ITER activities

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Niclas Gottmann How is the EU contribution to the ITER project best provided in the future? The world’s most ambitious endeavour to move nuclear fusion towards commercial exploitation is the design and construction…

Development of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms

Client: Interreg Europe Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Rob Williams Supporting regional and local governments to develop and deliver better policy solutions To reach the EU climate and energy target, requires changes at all levels of European society. The local and regional governments of Europe…

Technical assistance to the NER300

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2014 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jessica Yearwood, Koen Rademaekers Providing technical assistance for the implementation of the NER300 Programme catalysing the development of low-carbon technologies The European Union’s main energy strategy documents – Energy 2020 and Energy Roadmap 2050 –…