Assessing options to establish an EU-wide green label to promote the use of renewable energy

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Tycho Smit, Lisa Korteweg How would an EU-wide green label for renewables work? The main objective of this study is to provide a technical and economic analysis for a Union-wide green label with…

Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations: a technical, legal and political analysis

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel What are the technical, legal and political issues related to the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms, and how could these be addressed at EU level? Planning for decommissioning and dismantlement of offshore oil…

Impact of carbon border adjustments on the energy system

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith, Marwa Mahmoud, Joris Moerenhout How can carbon border adjustment mechanisms support increased climate ambitions in the EU? In this study we analyse the impacts of a possible EU carbon border adjustment to discover how they may…

ACER budget and staffing

Client: EP – ITRE committee Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca Budget and Staffing for the Cooperation of European Regulators ACER, the Agency for the Cooperation of European Regulators, has suffered for several years of substantial shortages of financial and human resources. It…

Sector Integration – Regulatory framework for hydrogen

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Frank Gerard Should we regulate hydrogen infrastructure and markets, and how? The main objective of this study is to develop and assess options for a regulatory framework for dedicated hydrogen infrastructure (with…

Public sector energy efficiency investment programme supporting Ireland’s EU 2030 climate and energy targets

Client: EC – DG SRSS Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Ireland Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Perla C. Torres Vega, Rob Williams How can the public sector in Ireland reach its energy efficiency targets for 2030? The Irish National Climate Action Plan provides an ambitious framework and targets for…

Support to the Development of a Composite Indicator to Track Clean-Energy Innovation Performance of EU Members

Client: EC – DG RTD Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Australia, Chile, China, European Union, India, Mexico Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega, Natalie Janzow How can countries track their progress on clean-energy innovation? The objective of this study is to develop an indicator-based framework…

Rate of Return for Renewable Energy Investors

Client: Vlaamse Energieagentschap (VEA) Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Luc van Nuffel What is an appropriate rate of return for renewable energy investors? The Flemish government stimulates investments in sustainable energy generation (renewables and CHP) through portfolio standards and certificates. For estimating the number of certificates for…

Energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Frank Gerard What are Europe’s electricity storage needs by 2050, and how to achieve it? The need for flexibility in the energy system will increase in the decades to come…

Technical assistance to develop a tool for assessing energy efficiency policies and measures

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega, Andreea Beznea Will the energy efficiency policies in place be enough to reach the 2020 and 2030 targets? Energy efficiency is the key pillar of…