Trinomics and partners kick-off the Energy Transition Expertise Centre

The European Commission launched a project to support the innovation analysis required for the European energy transition.   In an effort to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, Europe needs to undergo major transformations in the energy system, increase the energy efficiency and also the share of renewables in energy supply. These changes will require innovations in existing energy technologies, introduction of new ones as well as the development of energy infrastructure for conventional and…

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Trinomics now a CTCN member

Trinomics is pleased to announce that it is now an official member of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). “The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)”. It aims at promoting the rapid uptake and transfer of environmentally sound technologies in the fields of climate…

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Trinomics will study the environmental impacts derived from the unbundling of chargers from mobile phones and other devices

The European Commission (EC) is expected to adopt a common charger solution at EU-level in 2021. In preparation for the new initiative, Trinomics will support DG GROW to assess the economic and environmental impacts deriving from the unbundling of chargers from mobile phones and other portable devices (decoupling).    The project is a follow-up to the Impact Assessment Study on Common Chargers of Portable Devices that Trinomics carried out in…

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The study “Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans” has just been published!

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, in consultation with European Commission – DG Energy, published a study on the Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans, prepared by Trinomics together with LBST. The study focuses on the potential and opportunities of renewable hydrogen, produced by electrolysers using renewable electricity…

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New Vacancies

Trinomics is now accepting applications for several Senior Consultant roles: An experienced Senior Consultant – Climate Mitigation full-time) to join our EU climate policy team in Rotterdam (NL) or Brussels (BE). The successful applicant will support the cluster manager in further expanding Trinomics’ project portfolio in European and international policy development and assessments in the…

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The “study on energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe” has just been published!

The “study on energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe” developed for the European Commission – DG Energy can now be downloaded.   The project aimed to assess the role of the different energy storage technologies in the decarbonisation of the EU electricity system, to evaluate their contribution to…

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Open Public Consultation for the European Climate Pact and 2030 Climate Plan

Trinomics, together with Ricardo and Tyrsky Consulting, is supporting the European Commission in analysing and presenting the results of two open public consultations that are integral part of the European Green Deal.  We invite all citizens and interested stakeholders to share their views on the European Climate Pact and on the 2030 Climate Plan! The consultations are open until 27 May 2020 and 23 June…

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Trinomics ondersteunt Ministerie van Economische Zaken met review van het beleidsontwerp voor de SDE++ regeling

Met het aannemen van de klimaatwet heeft Nederland zich gecommitteerd aan een reductie in broeikasgasuitstoot van 49% in 2030. Om dit doel te realiseren zijn grootschalige veranderingen nodig in alle sectoren in de economie en om deze veranderingen te stimuleren wordt een breed scala aan nieuwe beleidsinstrumenten ingezet. Één van de centrale beleidsinstrumenten in het…

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Presentation “Energy Technology Dependence in Europe today and tomorrow” at Berlin Energy Forum

On Thursday 24 October, Trinomics senior associate Stephan Slingerland will give a presentation at the German-French Energy Forum “Security of Supply in a European Context”. The presentation, entitled “Energy Technology Dependence in Europe today and tomorrow”, will showcase the project on Energy Technology Dependence carried out by a consortium led by Trinomics for the European…

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New vacancy: Senior Consultant Circular Economy

Trinomics is looking for a self-motivated Senior Consultant Circular Economy with a rigorous background in and knowledge of circular economy and waste management policies and practices in the European context, strong economic skills and analytical capacity, an eye for detail, the willingness to go that extra mile if necessary, and a desire to work within…

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To what extent can hydrogen technologies lead to increased jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security?

Trinomics, together with LBST, have been selected to carry out an assignment commissioned by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The aim of the study is to assess the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security through the inclusion of hydrogen energy technologies in the National Energy &…

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Trinomics advises the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy on the subsidy scheme to stimulate CO₂ reducing projects

Trinomics has been selected by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to review the options to expand the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production subsidy scheme (SDE++). The existing subsidy scheme (SDE+) stimulates the deployment of renewable energy by providing a feed-in premium. This is in line with its objective to increase the share of…

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The evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy has begun

Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems which we all depend on for our continued well-being. Despite this, habitat loss, diffuse pollution, exploitation of resources and climate change continue to erode ecosystems globally. As a result of these pressures, the EU adopted a Biodiversity Strategy in 2011 which seeks to protect, value and appropriately restore biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides.…

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Learn more about the CCUS Projects Network: Sharing knowledge, transforming industry, reducing emissions

The CCUS Projects Network represents and supports major industrial projects under way across Europe in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). The European Commission recognises these technologies as crucial to achieving 2050 climate targets. With support from the Network’s Secretariat, our members will work together to share…

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Vacancy: (International) climate finance specialist

As part of the expansion of our international business operations, we are now looking for an (international) climate finance specialist to join our climate team to support the cluster manager in further expanding Trinomics’ project portfolio in the area of climate mitigation/adaptation finance, climate finance strategies and (international) climate policy development and assessments (such as…

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Vacancy: (International) climate adaptation specialist

As part of the expansion of our international business operations, we are now looking for an (international) climate adaptation specialist to join our climate team to support the cluster manager in further expanding Trinomics’ project portfolio in the area of climate adaptation (finance), climate resilience & vulnerability and (international) climate policy assessments. We are looking…

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Exploring the potential for greater use of market-based instruments to help address environmental challenges in Europe

Policy makers have a range of different tools available in the policy toolkit to help deal with our environmental impacts, from ‘command and control’ regulation, to information provision to help people and businesses make more informed decisions.  One set of tools sets out to influence the decisions made by individuals, businesses and other actors that…

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Our “indispensable” natural forests: perspectives from the open public consultation on stepping up EU action on deforestation and forest degradation

Though the state of forests in the EU are generally positive (growing net forest areas, aboveground biomass stocks, good proportion of protected areas and independent verified forest management schemes), global deforestation is still a major concern. Much of this is caused by the international demand for products and commodities from forests. The EU is a large contributor to the  deforestation caused by this consumption, being a major global…

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Trinomics joins team led by CowaterSogema to support the Green Climate Fund’s Communities of Practice

Trinomics is part of a consortium that has been selected as one of the lead providers of climate change expertise to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under their program of support through Communities of Practice (CoP). Together with our partners CowaterSogema (lead), Climatekos, Viresco Solutions and ESSA Technologies, we will provide expertise in five core…

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Open public consultation to assess impacts of harmonising smartphone chargers in the EU

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation to collect feedback on different policy measures to promote harmonisation of smartphone chargers. A new Memorandum produced by the industry in 2017 has raised concerns of market fragmentation and problems with charger interoperability, leading to consumer inconvenience and additional waste. Therefore, the Commission wants to explore…

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What is the economic impact of EU spending on the ITER fusion energy project?

The European Commission recently published a report prepared by Trinomics in 2018 which examined the economic value-for-money of EU funding of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. This showed that the EU spending through F4E (Fusion for Energy) of more than €2.2 billion to mid-2017, is having a significant beneficial impact on gross value added and jobs. The spending is supporting successful spin-off companies…

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Europe relaunches CCUS knowledge exchange network to support industry’s climate action

A Europe-wide knowledge sharing network has received fresh funding from the European Commission to support and inspire major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in their efforts to deliver climate action. The revitalised European CCUS Projects Network, which launches its new website today (www.ccusnetwork.eu), will connect industry partners involved in real-life CCUS projects, which…

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European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities

26th – 27th March 2019 Manchester City Football Club, Manchester, UK Green cities are healthy, liveable and resilient to climate and water risks. Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment, and helps biodiversity to flourish. Despite increasing awareness of the many benefits of nature-based solutions,…

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Trinomics advises EU negotiators on the environmental impacts of an EU-AUS and an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement

In a world of increased protectionist taunting, the EU remains committed to an open economy and  enabling ever freer trade across the globe. Hereby, the European Commission’s ‘Trade for all’ communication highlights the EU’s commitment to guarantee that increased trade does not compromise on sustainability.   Negotiations for potential Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand…

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Trinomics organized workshop at European Parliament to uncover the transformative potential of a just energy transition

On February 19th 2019, Trinomics organized a well-attended workshop at the European Parliament on the wider implications of the energy transition. Six speakers were invited to give nuanced perspectives on the subject matter, with ITRE Chair Jerzy Buzek providing opening and closing remarks.  The workshop’s presentations focused on: (i) the energy transition and opportunities for EU industries; (ii) the role of hydrogen as a decarbonization catalyst through its beneficial impact on energy flexibility, availability, and security; and, (Iii) the case of the energy transition…

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Findings of Trinomics’ study on European Energy Technology Dependence will be discussed at the high-level EU Energy Diplomacy meeting

The European External Action Service (EEAS) works closely with Member States and the European Commission to implement an effective and coherent EU foreign policy, such as the external dimension of the Energy Union. On February 6th, the EEAS will hold its 10th EU Energy Diplomacy Experts Group Meeting, a follow-up of the EU Energy Diplomacy…

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How did energy prices, costs and subsidies impact EU consumers in 2018?

The European Commission recently published their staff working document which drew heavily on the key findings from the study on European energy prices, costs and subsidies which was conducted by Trinomics. The report assesses the role of competition in the forming of wholesale & retail energy prices, analyses the impact of the energy bill on households’ budgets & industrial competitiveness and provides an overview of policy instruments such as energy taxation, subsidies and price regulation.  Among other findings, our study shows that while EU member states’ wholesale prices for electricity and natural gas are often close…

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How to achieve a more balanced use of Europe’s largest Environmental funding scheme: LIFE?

The LIFE Programme, the only funding programme exclusively dedicated to environment and climate action, is ending in 2020. The Commission has proposed a new (LIFE) financial programme for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. In light of the results of the Impact Assessment accompanying Commission’s proposal for the new Programme, DG Environment wished to reinforce the…

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How do consumers engage in the Circular Economy?

The European Commission has recently published a behavioural study on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy, which provides policy-relevant insights to assist with the implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The study found that consumers were generally willing to engage in circular economy practices, but actual engagement was rather low. While a majority…

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Trinomics evaluation and country fiches published by DG CLIMA as it evaluates the EU’s strategy for adaptation to climate change

Report: adapt_strat_eval_report_en (3 MB) DG Climate Action published on 12th November 2018 its evaluation of the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change – see here. This evaluation was underpinned by work carried out by Trinomics (as part of a team led by Ricardo E&E and also including IEEP and Wageningen Environmental Research). The evaluation…

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Trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation targets

Report: Final gas infrastructure (2 MB) The required sharp decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may drastically reduce the share of natural gas in the European energy mix. In 2018 Trinomics prepared a study for DG Energy on the role of trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation…

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Quest for the ‘sweet spot’ – support to the MTE of the UK’s Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) 

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) was set up by the United Kingdom government, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in December 2015 with a generous budget of £48 million and is set to run until 2020. In essence, the platform serves as a project preparation facility (PPF) seeking to get promising…

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The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam has been launched.

One of the most awaited outputs of the large H2020 European project ClairCity (Citizen-led air Pollution Reduction in Cities) led by Trinomics has been launched: The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam. The game (developed by UWE Bristol) is available for Android or iOS – you can download it for free here: http://www.claircity.eu/amsterdam/game-app-2/ As player you are tasked with…

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