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, Private: 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…

A new Research & Innovation agenda on climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency Experts:  Private: Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, Stephan Slingerland, Tycho Smit How can the EU become a research and innovation leader in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and…

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, Private: Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola How successful has the EU BUILD UP Skills (Pillar II, 2015 – 2018) initiative to “upskill” construction workers with energy…

Towards the $100 billion: Measuring climate finance

Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ) Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Private: Elske Veenstra, Jeroen van der Laan How will we report on the $100 billion climate finance target? The agreement at the COP21 in Paris reaffirmed: developed countries will mobilise $100 billion a…

Climate policy and competitiveness impacts on Dutch industry

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers, Private: Elske Veenstra, Jeroen van der Laan What will be the impact of stringent climate policy on chemistry, oil refinery, and the steel and cement sectors?…

Technological innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2015 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Private: Katarina Svatikova, Koen Rademaekers How can innovations for the circular economy in The Netherlands be promoted? The Dutch policy program “From waste to resource” aims to develop a…

Public-Private Partnerships and inclusive green growth

Client: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Private: Elske Veenstra, Stephan Slingerland Can Public-Private Partnerships contribute to inclusive green growth? Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become increasingly popular in government policy. The expectation is that PPPs will enhance the efficiency of…

The economics of shifting towards a sustainable mobility system over the 2030-2050 time period

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Rob Williams Will the European transport sector be able to significantly reduce their emissions by 2050? The existing literature showed that the technology for achieving substantial reductions in the cost of transport for society are (to some degree)…