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…

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…

Review of the methodology for the extended Dutch Sustainable Energy subsidy scheme (SDE++)

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit, Joris Moerenhout Will the proposed new subsidy scheme for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (SDE++) work in…

Financial support for electricity generation & CHP from solid Biomass

Client: Natural Resource Defence Council (NRDC) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit To what extent are EU countries subsidising the use of solid biomass for electricity and heat production ? Bioenergy plays a large role in the European renewable energy mix.…

Impacts of EU actions supporting the development of renewable energy technologies

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2017 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Renewable Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Perla C. Torres Vega, Liliana Guevara Opinska What is the impact of EU R&D funding on RE technologies? The EU has promoted the development of renewables for more…

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…

The Dutch energy covenant: Implications for energy market balancing and flexibility mechanisms

Client: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers How could the Netherlands deal with the increasing need for flexibility in the Dutch power market? Given the rapidly increasing share of variable renewable electricity sources like solar and…

Evaluation Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers Has the Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’ been following the right approach in reaching their intended goals? Trinomics, in collaboration with CE Delft (project lead partner), has evaluated the…

Building the investment community for innovative energy technology projects

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Koen Rademaekers, Perla C. Torres Vega, Joris Moerenhout How can we improve the investment community for innovative energy technologies? Research, innovation and competitiveness are pivotal to accelerate the EU energy transformation…

Evaluation of the Access to Energy Fund

Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ) Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Sub-Saharan Africa, The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Elske Veenstra How well is the Dutch Access to Energy Fund performing? In 2004, the Dutch government committed to providing 10 million people in developing countries with modern forms of sustainable energy…

Future energy indicators for the European Environment Agency

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Elske Veenstra What indicators best measure progress towards the EU’s energy objectives? This project involved the…

European energy industry investments

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets, Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Luc van Nuffel Which policies can facilitate the realisation of the required investments in the electricity sector? This study was prepared at the request of…

Workshop national strategies for renewables

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers How do national strategies for renewable energy sources relate to energy efficiency targets and other relevant climate and energy policies? The EU has set…

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: 2015 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jeroen van der Laan, Lisa Eichler, Onne Hoogland, Carmen van den Berg How can we best model the interactions of European energy and climate policy within the real economy?…

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,…

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…

Market Study to Strengthen Economic Cooperation in the Energy Sector

Client: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Nairobi Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Kenya Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Elske Veenstra How can the Dutch private sector catalyze investment to develop business in the Kenyan energy sector? This project developed a comprehensive analysis of the energy sector in Kenya, as well highlights opportunities…

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…

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…

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…