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, 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 minimum…

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 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 (and…

BRIDGE in sustainable energy and information and communication technologies

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Implementation period: 2014 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage:  Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood 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 the next two decades. Similarly,…

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 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 consumers,…

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 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 and…

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, 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 infrastructures…