Review of the default EU Primary Energy Factor (PEF) referred to in Directive 2012/27/EU

Client: European Commission – 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…

CarbonNext: Next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy 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 the same…

Boosting Building Renovation

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood, Irati Artola, Rob Williams Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe? This study was commissioned with the goal to give a thorough review of the state of…

Expert assistance with indicators, analysis and assessment in support of monitoring the 7th Environmental Action Plan via an annual EEA report – Phase 3

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Rob Williams Supporting the EEA in monitoring the 7th Environment Action Programme The EEA developed a series of annual indicator-based reports for the period 2016-2019 in order to support the monitoring of priority objectives of the…

Shifting private finance towards climate-friendly investments

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union, Global Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Renewable Energy, Climate Finance, Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Rob Williams The current share of climate-friendly assets in the portfolios of EU institutional investors is tiny (at best between 1-2%) – What policy tools can…

Study on the macroeconomics of energy and climate policies

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jeroen van der Laan, Lisa Eichler, Onne Hoogland How can we best model the interactions of European energy and climate policy…

Efficiency and Emissions: Prospective Scenarios for the Aluminium Industry in the EU and Iceland

Client: European Commission – JRC Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET) Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers What does the European aluminium industry look like towards 2050? This project performed an in-depth analysis of the…

Inventory of revolving funds for energy & climate change

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  How did revolving funds for energy and climate evolve in recent years? In the summer of 2012, the Dutch agency AgentschapNL did an inventory of the existing revolving funds for energy and climate change,…

Economic impacts of shale gas in the Netherlands

Client: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Hans Bolscher What are the potential economic impacts of the developments in extraction of shale gas on the Netherlands and Europe? The rapid developments in shale gas in the United States at the…

Evaluation of the Sustainable Energy Activities of Stichting DOEN

Client: DOEN Foundation (Stichting DOEN) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Stephan Slingerland 100% Clean Energy: the business model of Qurrent Qurrent is a daughter company of Stichting DOEN, self-proclaimed as ‘Energy company of the future’. It delivers green energy at cost price and helps customers save…