Trinomics assisting EEA with its efforts to further the discussions around domestic climate finance in Europe to reach the EU’s goal of transitioning to a low-carbon, climate-resilient society

The 2015 Paris Agreement has set an unprecedented worldwide agreement to tackle greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rate of global warming (mitigation), as well as at the same time to take measures that help prepare for current and future climate change impacts (adaptation). Both of these elements require unparalleled redirection of investments. Recognizing this,…

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Handbook on accessing climate finance for the ENPI South region

Climatekos and Trinomics have written a handbook to support countries in the South region of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) in accessing climate finance. The handbook, with the title “Accessing climate finance: A step-by-step approach for practitioners”, was released in a joint EIB/ClimaSouth side event at the COP-22 in Marrakesh. The ENPI South…

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Evaluation of the Access to Energy Fund

Trinomics is pleased to contribute to the evaluation of the Dutch Access to Energy Fund (AEF) from the Dutch government (DGIS), which is managed by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO). In a team with associate experts from MDF and APE Public Economics (lead), Trinomics’ experts evaluate the fund’s operations up to 2016 and provide strategic…

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Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?


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Report: ipol_stu2016587326_en (4 MB) The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Paliament has published in October 2016 the paper titled ‘Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?’ authored by Trinomics. The paper consists of a thorough review of the state of the European building stock and assesses various policy…

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Investigating the feasibility for a circular economy and secondary raw materials platform in the EU

As part of a consortium led by Technopolis Group and UCL, Trinomics will conduct research on identifying the key aspects and features of effective industrial symbiosis (IS) coordination intermediaries and assessing the feasibility of creating an EU-level platform that could contribute to a better exchange of secondary raw materials and an exchange of best practices…

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Trinomics at Spanish energy poverty congress

Trinomics will be present during the first Catalan Congress on Energy Poverty. Jessica Yearwood, consultant  at Trinomics, will present the results of the project “Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty”, prepared for the European Commission’s DG Energy. The event will take place the 3rd and 4th of November at Fira Sabadell, Barcelona. For more information visit…

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Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published the report on the low carbon transition in the power sector in the European Union. This report, prepared with support from Trinomics, provides a better understanding of the theoretical evolution of fossil fuel capacity by 2030 and how this would contrast with the qualitatively different EU power sector needed in order to achieve EU climate…

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Final report on the efficient functioning of waste markets for DG Environment, European Commission, published!


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Report: waste_market_study (11 MB) On July 13, 2016 the European Commission has published its final report on the efficient functioning of waste markets in the European Union – legislative and policy options. This report, prepared by ARCADIS (lead partner) and Trinomics, provides a better understanding of the nature and extent of obstacles and regulatory failures affecting…

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SCOT final conference on CO2 re-use

For the last three years, Trinomics has been part of the SCOT (Smart CO<sub>2</sub> Transformation) consortium, a collaborative European project in the area of CO<sub>2</sub> re-use. CO<sub>2</sub> re-use is a broad term that covers a variety of innovative industrial processes which use CO<sub>2</sub> from point source emitters (and in the future from direct air capture) as…

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EEA report on ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016’ published today stresses the benefits of investing in long-term preventive measures that cities should take to improve their resilience


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Report: Urban adaptation report (18 MB) The new EEA report on ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 — Transforming cities in a changing climate’ builds on and complements existing products and initiatives on urban adaptation in Europe, among others the case study reports prepared by Trinomics on developing urban case studies on synergies between…

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Report on Supporting the implementation of Green Infrastructure across Europe

Led by Trinomics, in collaboration with Alterra, Arcadis, Risk & Policy Analysis, Stella Consulting, and the Regional Environmental Centre, the team has supported the European Commission (DG Environment) over the past 1 ½ years in the implementation of the European Green Infrastructure Strategy. The service contract aimed to ensure a more effective promotion of GI…

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Trinomics mapped climate finance in Belgium

At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, 195 countries agreed to limit the global average temperature rise well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. Moreover, they agreed to make financing flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and climate resilient development. Achieving such reductions…

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Report on Energy Poverty Indicators

Energy poverty is a raising policy issue across the EU. To understand the extent and depth of the problem of affordability of energy services better indicators are needed. Trinomics, together with UCL and SEVEn has carried out an assignment for DG Energy on “Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty”. The report recommends four key indicators to…

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CLAiR-City project, the largest citizen-led air-quality project ever in Europe, to kick off on May 25th in Bristol

A consortium of universities and research institutions, led by Trinomics from The Netherlands, has won a €6,7 million EU funded project to actively engage European citizens in 6 countries to research their personal impact on air quality and CO2 emissions in their cities. The project will use innovate tools like specially made apps and games…

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The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam


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Report: Fossildilemma (2 MB) Trinomics works for TNO on a series of policy briefing papers on Dutch energy policy. In this series, a new paper has been published: ‘The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam’ (in Dutch). The paper discusses the greening strategy of Rotterdam harbor, the largest fossil fuel hub of Northwestern Europe. Its present strategy…

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BUILD UP Skills Newsletter

You are welcome to subscribe to our newsletters prepared for the BUILD UP Skills initiative to receive the latest updates on the topic of construction skills in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. These newsletters will be issued on a regular basis, i.e. every two months and will discuss the latest developments…

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Green Jobs: Trinomics participates in French seminar

Trinomics’ managing director, Koen Rademaekers, took part as a discussant in the conference “Les assises européennes de la transition énergétique”. This conference, which dealt with various issues of the transition towards a green economy, took place in Dunkerque, in France, on the 26th, 27th and 28th January 2016. Koen Rademaekers was invited to share results…

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Financing meaningful mitigation actions

Report: Financing meaningful mitigation actions (2 MB) The European Commission has published a report by Trinomics and Ricardo-AEA as part of the Scaling up Climate Finance in 2014 and beyond project. The report assesses the financing of meaningful climate mitigation initiatives in Chile, India, Vietnam, Ecuador and South Africa. The case studies focus in the transport and…

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RECREATE policy brief published: Selling solar services as a contribution to a circular economy


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Report: Recreate PB 2015 (3 MB) The FP7 Recreate project, in which Trinomics together with an international consortium is involved, has just published its first newsletter. The newsletter was written by Trinomics, based on a detailed case study produced by Wuppertal Institut. The theme of this newsletter is solar leasing, as one example of a…

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Facilitating green skills and jobs in developing countries

Report: AFD Green jobs in developing countries (2 MB) AFD published a Trinomics report on facilitating green skills and jobs in developing countries. Green growth and green economy policies in developing countries have proven to have positive impacts on the countries’ labor markets and economic development, providing opportunities for green job creation, skills development and other…

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Energy Union – Key Decisions for the Realisation of Fully Integrated Energy Market

Trinomics has been awarded a study contract by the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee, in collaboration with Aether Ltd and Energiaklub, to research and analyse key decisions for the realisation of a fully integrated energy market. The overall EU energy strategy is years determined by three main pillars: competitiveness, climate and security of supply. However, balancing…

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Trinomics to support the European Environment Agency with research on Green Infrastructure and Flood Management

Trinomics has been awarded a study contract by the European Environment Agency (EEA), in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium, to research and analyse the various options for reducing climate change induced risks of flooding with green infrastructure solutions (such as natural water retention measures (NWRMs)). Further, the research will that present evidence of whether natural solutions…

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Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions – prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry in the EU and Iceland

Report: Prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry (2 MB) The aim of this project carried out for the Joint Research Centre of the European Union was to perform an in-depth analysis of the technological innovation that could take place in the aluminium sector in the EU and Iceland and a quantification of their impact on…

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Book ‘Energy for green welfare’ published

The book ‘Energie voor groene welvaart’ (‘Energy for green welfare’), written by Trinomics senior consultant Dr Stephan Slingerland, is now available from Aeneas Publishers. The book discusses three trends in the global energy sector that currently take place at the same time: a sharp rise in the share of renewable energy, continuing investments in fossil…

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Issue Brief published: Deep Sea Mining: Hitting the Bottom or Taking off?


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Report: Deep Sea Mining 2015 (1 MB) The Centre Of Expertise on Resources (COE-R) has been created by HCSS, TNO and Trinomics. It supports industry and government to timely and effectively anticipate strategic opportunities and risks related to the sustainable supply of resources. The focus is on abiotic and biotic (non-energy) resources, referring to metals,…

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Beeft de grond onder de Nederlandse gasrotonde?


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Report: Gasrotonde (1 MB) De beslissing van Minister Kamp om de gasproductie in Groningen terug te schroeven zet onherroepelijk druk op de status van Nederland als ‘gasland’. Het besluit mag dan politiek gezien onafwendbaar zijn, het zorgt voor stevige onzekerheid ten opzichte van onze energievoorziening in het algemeen, en het plan om van Nederland de…

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Trinomics will carry out the mid-term evaluation of Directive 2009/119/EC on emergency oil stocks

Trinomics, in collaboration with Technopolis, has been selected by the European Commission’s DG Energy to carry out the mid-term evaluation of Directive 2009/119/EC which requires EU Member States have to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products. This obligation was imposed first in 1968, and the legislation was revised in 2009 with the…

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Trinomics is assessing the access-to-finance conditions for investments in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy

Trinomics, in cooperation with EY (lead partner), has been selected by the European Investment Bank to assess the access-to-finance conditions for investments in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy. The general purpose of the assignment is to gather information and evaluate the need and potential for dedicated risk finance instrument(s) at EU level to…

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PROJECT OPPORTUNITY: Technical Assistance for the Mainstreaming of Environmental Sustainability, including Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Trinomics is looking for key experts for a project opportunity. Purpose: The purpose of the technical support services to be provided under this contract is to ensure that environment and climate issues are adequately mainstreamed in the EU’s geographical programmes throughout the whole programme cycle (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) and that efforts and investments in…

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