Trinomics has examined Public Private Partnerships for ‘Inclusive Green Growth’

Report: PPPs and inclusive green growth (785 KB) ‘Inclusive green growth’ is a term that is now frequently used in development projects in order to state that such projects should foster and promote a balance between social, economic and environmental development. The Dutch Government is presently experimenting with partnerships between private organisations, NGO’s and public…

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The Balance of Power: Flexibility options for the Dutch electricity market

Report: The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market (final report) (3 MB) The report, ‘The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market’, was written for the Dutch science, technology and innovation organisation TNO. Given the rapidly increasing share of variable renewable electricity sources like solar and wind and…

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European Commission report says policy actions in the financial sector can significantly contribute to shifting private capital towards climate-friendly investments

Report: climate-friendly_investments_en (4 MB)   On 15 April 2015 the European Commission (EC) has published the report on ‘Shifting Private Finance towards Climate Friendly Investments – Policy options for mobilising institutional investors’ capital for climate-friendly investment’. Both the authors (Trinomics, Climate Bonds Initiative, 2° Investing Initiative, Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, CDC Climat,…

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Expert assistance in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium, Technopolis Group and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), has been selected by the European Environment Agency as single-operator in providing them with expert assistance with indicators, analysis, assessments and policy evaluation in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme. Over the past decades, with…

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Technology options for deep seabed exploitation – Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges

Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Layman's summary (4 MB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Options Brief (285 KB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Report (4 MB) Trinomics (together with Milieu Ltd.) has finalised a study for the European Parliament, STOA Committee on deep seabed exploration and exploitation activities. This report provides a…

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Trinomics part of winning consortium for major Framework Agreement for the provision of appraisal reports and thematic studies in sustainable growth

Trinomics, as consortium member, in collaboration with EY Belgium (lead), ARCADIS Belgium and ECOFYS has been selected by the Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy in the European Commission as one of the operators for a multi-million Framework Agreement for the provision of appraisal reports and thematic studies for sustainable growth that specifically aims to…

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EU Energy Governance for the Future

Report: Energy governance for the future (4 MB) An overview of EU energy governance was prepared for the ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy) of the European Parliament. The document gives an insight into the institutions, policies, issues and policy interactions in practice around the three EU energy policy pillars: climate change, competitiveness and security…

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TTIP’s Impact on European Energy Markets

Koen Rademaekers, Managing director at Trinomics, and co-author of a study about the subject for the ITRE Committee (European Parliament) gave an interview to Natural Gas Europe discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s effect on the European energy markets. He does not see a significant effect “because of i. low barriers between the two countries in the oil…

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Climate, Energy and Resources – When will the trend reversal finally arrive?

For the January 2015 edition of the Dutch magazine on international relations ‘Internationale Spectator’, TEC Consultants Stephan Slingerland and Hans Bolscher wrote an article entitled ‘Climate, Energy and Resources – When will the trend reversal finally arrive?’ (in Dutch). The article discusses international trends in climate, energy and resources for the year 2015. Will the…

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Evaluation of the Dutch ‘Topsector Energie’

Report: Management-summary -Review-Topsector-Energie-NL (412 KB) Report: Review-Topsector-Energie-part1 NL (3 MB) Report: Review-Topsector-Energie-part2 NL (913 KB) In the ‘Topsector Energie’ Programme of the Dutch Government, public research institutions and private companies are cooperating in energy innovation. The programme is co-funded by the government and the participating private partners. So far, more than 130 projects have been…

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Study on the impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the European Energy Sector and Manufacturing Industries


Report: TTIP (3 MB)


Report: TTIP (3 MB) This month our study on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for the European Parliament (ITRE Committee) came in the news. This study assessed whether and to which extent European energy markets and manufacturing industries would be affected by the TTIP. Although the negotiations are still on-going, the analysis shows…

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DG Energy publishes a Market Study led by Trinomics on the Voluntary Common EU Certification Scheme for the Energy Performance of Non-Residential Buildings

Report: Building_certification_schemes (4 MB) In December 2014, Trinomics together with Ecofys and TNO (and several local subcontractors) finalised a market study on the voluntary common EU certification scheme for non-residential buildings, in accordance with EPBD Article 11(9), for DG Energy, European Commission. The study gave an overview of existing voluntary schemes and aimed at analysing…

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Trinomics selected for major Framework Agreement on supporting Energy Efficiency policy development

Trinomics has been selected by the Directorate-General for Energy in the European Commission as one of the operators for a major Framework Agreement for providing qualified legal, technical and economic expertise in the design, preparation and proper implementation of EU initiatives and legislation in the area of Energy Efficiency. The Framework Agreement covers the following…

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Trinomics to provide Technical Assistance support to the NER300 Programme

Trinomics in collaboration with Ricardo-AEA (lead partner), TNO and Lasting Values has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Climate Action to provide Technical Assistance support to the Commission with the implementation of the NER300 Decision. The European Union’s main energy strategy documents – Energy 2020 and Energy Roadmap 2050 – emphasize…

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Efficient functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union – Legislative and Policy Options

Trinomics in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium (lead partner) has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to analyse distortions of the functioning of waste markets in the EU, resulting from national, regional and local policy and legislation, and to recommend actions to improve the situation. The Communication ‘Towards a circular economy: a…

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Trinomics selected for major Framework Agreement on Impact Assessments and Evaluations for European Commission

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with DNV GL, Enerdata, Nuclear Research and Consultancy (NRG) and Technopolis Group has been selected by the Directorate-General for Energy in the European Commission as one of the operators for a major Framework Agreement for conducting Impact Assessments and Evaluation (ex-ante, intermediate and ex-post) in the field of Energy.…

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Trinomics to support GIZ in baseline analysis on skills & jobs in sustainable energy

Trinomics has been contracted by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to support them in developing baseline analysis on skills and jobs in sustainable energy in the Caribbean. Currently, Trinomics (together with TNO Caribbean Branch Office and ASU Arizona State University) is carrying out an IDB-funded regional project “Building capacity and Regional Integration for the…

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Competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies

Report: Competitiveness-of-low-carbon-technologiesFinal-report-V1.3a (5 MB) Trinomics and Ricardo-AEA have been asked by the European Commission’s DG Climate Action to look at the competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies – conceptual work in light of innovation and industrial policy. The study looks at bottom-up concepts for the cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies, such as…

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Trinomics to support the European Commission in the Implementation of Green Infrastructure

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with Alterra Wageningen, ARCADIS Belgium, REC, RPA and Stella Consulting, has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to support them in the implementation of Green Infrastructure. The objective of this assignment is to help further promote the uptake of Green Infrastructure (GI) across a…

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EU Energy governance: how does it work?

Trinomics has been awarded a study contract by the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee to produce a briefing paper on ‘EU energy governance: how does it work?’. In May 2014 a new European Parliament (EP) was elected. This means also that a new ITRE Committee will start its work soon, with in it new members that…

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Partnerships for development: do they contribute to Inclusive Green Growth?

Trinomics, in collaboration with AidEnvironment (lead), has been awarded a study contract by the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL) to assess the contribution of partnerships for development to inclusive green growth. This evaluation aims to generate insights in how to operationalize the concept and objectives of Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) through the mechanism of public-private…

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Technology options for deep seabed exploitation: Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with Milieu Ltd, has been awarded a study contract by the European Parliament’s STOA Panel to carry out an assessment on technology options for deep seabed exploitation. The objective of the assignment is to identify challenges and opportunities of deep-sea resource exploration and exploitation to the European Union (EU)…

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Assessing the Implications of Climate Change Adaptation on Employment in the EU

Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Employment (4 MB) Trinomics led a study for DG CLIMA (together with TNO and Ricardo-AEA) on the impacts of climate change adaptation on employment and skills in the EU. The final report can be downloaded here. This study feeds into the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change (2013) by defining the…

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Pilot study on tracking mobilised private climate finance in the Netherlands

Report: Pilot Tracking Mobilised Private Climate Finance (1 MB) The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned a pilot study to review its climate finance programmes on the ability to mobilise private climate finance. In close collaboration with a team of policy officers from the Ministry, Trinomics developed a methodology and performed a trial calculation…

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Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

Report: Resource efficiency in the building sector (5 MB) On 1st of July 2014, the European Commission published its Communication on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector (COM(2014) 445 final), which is part of its Circular economy package. The main objectives of this Communication are to enhance the use of building materials in more efficient way and…

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Trinomics staff co-write article on New Market Mechanisms in Climate Policy Journal

Trinomics staff members Hans Bolscher and Jeroen van der Laan contributed to a publication in the latest number of the Climate Policy Journal. The article called ” Developing a sectoral new market mechanism: insights from theoretical analysis and country showcases identifies available options for possible elements of New Market Mechanisms and reviews these options against a number…

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Trinomics wins Framework Agreements on Air, Climate Change and Noise for European Environment Agency

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with TNO and with subcontracting services of Aether Ltd, ARCADIS Belgium, the Danish Centre of Environment and Energy (DCE), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Oeko Institute, REC, Ricardo-AEA Ltd, RIVM, Transport and Mobility Leuven (TML), the University of Barcelona (UAB) and the University of the West of England (UWE)…

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Cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies


Report: Low Carbon Concepts (7 MB)


Report: Low Carbon Concepts (7 MB) The European economy is shifting to become more resource and energy efficient. Together with this shift, a related trend of decentralisation can be observed. Local initiatives and actors, such as (organised) citizens and local governments play an increasingly important role in this shift. These actors cooperate in new innovative…

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Impact of Ecodesign and Energy/Tyre Labelling on R&D and technological innovation

Report: Impacts of Ecodesign & EL on R&D (3 MB) The Ecodesign and Labelling directives have the potential to not only deliver energy savings but also to positively impact the innovation activities and competitiveness of the manufacturers of the regulated products. With regard to the upcoming revision of the directives in 2014, it is therefore…

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Trinomics evaluates Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’’

Trinomics, in collaboration with CE Delft (lead), has been awarded an important contract by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to evaluate the performance and future directions of the Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’ (TSE). Since 2011, the Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’ coordinates public research and innovation in the field of energy. So far, more than 130 projects…

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Financial Mechanisms for Industrial Resource Efficiency

Trinomics, in collaboration with AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK (lead) and Hayecon, has been awarded a contract by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support the IFC’s Investment Climate Department in developing the resource efficiency agenda for both public and private sector organizations, in particular by strengthening the approach to financial mechanisms as well as…

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