Market study for a voluntary common EU certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Private: Katarina Svatikova What are the market needs and wants for a voluntary common EU certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings? The aim of this study was…

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…

Scaling up climate finance in 2014 and beyond

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Chile, Ecuador, European Union, India, South Africa, Vietnam Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Jeroen van der Laan How can meaningful mitigation actions receive financing? The overarching objective of this assignment, led by Ricardo-AEA, was to carry out a detailed…

Competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers Assessment of examples of cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies Ambitious climate action can revitalise local communities, create new business opportunities and pull innovation through into…

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…

Funding support to TI’s Latin-American chapters on climate finance integrity

Client: Transparency International (TI) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Mexico, Peru Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Hans Bolscher How can funding for tracking climate finance be obtained? The aim of this project was to provide support to the Latin America Chapters of Transparency International in identifying donors and accessing funding to…

Assessment of agro-export SMEs’ perception of climate change and their adaptation strategies

Client: International Trade Centre (ITC) Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Peru Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Stephan Slingerland Can cacao and coffee exporters in Peru cope with climate change? The study aimed at analyzing the level of awareness, vulnerability and capacity to adapt of agro importers to climate…

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…