Development of a European Energy Efficiency Index

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers How do we measure the EU’s progress towards its energy savings target? The EEA currently reports on the progress towards energy efficiency targets of the EU and individual Member States in its annual report…

Low-carbon transition in the energy sector

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Policy, Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers What is the impact of the current power sector on the transition to greener energy? The fossil fuel dependency of Europe’s energy infrastructure produces a great barrier…

Energy Union: Key decisions for the realisation of fully integrated energy market

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers How can the EU advance the realisation of a fully integrated internal energy market? In February 2015 the European Commission introduced the Energy Union…

Minimum thermal efficiency standards for rental properties

Client: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Luc van Nuffel, Koen Rademaekers Should Ireland implement minimum thermal efficiency standards for rental properties? The aim of this project, led by Element Energy, was to evaluate the feasibility and impact of setting…

Scrutiny of current EU and Member State instruments for addressing energy poverty

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2015 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Bulgaria, European Union, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel Energy poverty refers to those households unable to access a required level of energy services The purpose of this…

Baseline Analysis on skills & jobs in sustainable energy

Client: German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Grenada, Saint Lucia Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán A switch towards sustainable energy in the Caribbean requires a skilled workforce This assignment aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of the current human capital and employment opportunities…

BRIDGE in sustainable energy and information and communication technologies

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Implementation period: 2014 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Building capacity and Regional Integration for the Development of a Generation of Entrepreneurs (BRIDGE) The demand for energy in the Caribbean region is expected to increase by 3.2% annually in…

Energy Efficient Products Facility

Client: European Commission – Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) Implementation period: 2013 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Providing reliable information on EU energy efficiency product policy The Energy Efficient Products Facility (EEPF) aims to provide both information and guidance to different stakeholders including…

Local investment options in Energy Efficiency

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2011 – 2012 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Identifying best practices for local investment options in sustainable energy in buildings in the EU Several programmes have been set up across the EU to overcome market failures…

Fitness Check Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Planning, Reporting and Monitoring for the Energy Union

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Elske Veenstra, Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova, Laura Baroni What are the reporting obligations in the European energy acquis? The purpose of this study was to map and analyse the distribution of the reporting obligation in…

Mid-term Evaluation of the functioning and implementation of the emergency oil stocks Council Directive 2009/119/EC

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Austria, Cyprus, European Union, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jurgen Vermeulen Are Member States able to ensure petroleum oil stocks to consumers in case of emergencies? This project focused on the Directive 2009/119/EC, which gives the…

Assistance for the identification of potential Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) in the field of electricity infrastructure

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2012 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers, Stephan Slingerland How can Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) be chosen? In 2012, the European Council and the European Parliament adopted an Infrastructure Regulation which established detailed guidelines for the selection of trans-European…

Capitalisation of Energy Efficiency Projects from Interreg Ivc

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2012 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams How can barriers to energy efficiency improvements be overcome? This project entailed an extensive and detailed analysis of energy efficiency projects supported by the programme Interreg IVC of the European Union. This research…

Smart CO2 Transformation (SCOT)

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2013 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra What is required in terms of research and in terms of new policy to create large-scale transformation of industrial CO2 emissions into value-added products? SCOT (Smart CO2…

Support for BUILD UP Skills EU exchanges and analysis of construction skills

Client: European Commission – Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) Implementation period: 2015 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola How successful has the EU BUILD UP Skills (Pillar II, 2015 – 2018) initiative to “upskill” construction workers with energy efficiency…

Literature review on GHG emissions trading and policy evaluations

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Stephan Slingerland To what extent has the EU ETS driven GHG abatement in the short and long term? The EU ETS has been subject to increasing levels of scrutiny as the policy…

Assessment of photovoltaics (PV)

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Can the European solar PV industry regain its leading position? There is a need to better understand how Europe, and especially Germany, has lost their…