Improving energy system modelling tools and capacity

Client: EC – DG REFORM Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Spain Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, João Gorenstein Dedecca Updating Spain’s modelling capacity to support the energy transition The study aims to assist the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) and other public stakeholders to improve the…

Decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations: a technical, legal and political analysis

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel What are the technical, legal and political issues related to the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms, and how could these be addressed at EU level? Planning for decommissioning and dismantlement of offshore oil…

Sector Integration – Regulatory framework for hydrogen

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Frank Gérard Should we regulate hydrogen infrastructure and markets, and how? The main objective of this study is to develop and assess options for a regulatory framework for dedicated hydrogen infrastructure (with…

Support to the Development of a Composite Indicator to Track Clean-Energy Innovation Performance of EU Members

Client: EC – DG RTD Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Australia, Chile, China, European Union, India, Mexico Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega, Natalie Janzow How can countries track their progress on clean-energy innovation? The objective of this study is to develop an indicator-based framework…

Technical assistance to develop a tool for assessing energy efficiency policies and measures

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega, Andreea Beznea Will the energy efficiency policies in place be enough to reach the 2020 and 2030 targets? Energy efficiency is the key pillar of…

Impact assessment study on EU institutional partnerships under Horizon Europe: Clean Hydrogen

Client: EC – DG Research and Innovation Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Environment Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Natalie Janzow, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Frank Gérard Can an institutionalised partnership effectively promote the deployment of hydrogen technologies in power, industry and transport? The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking…

Opportunities for the inclusion of hydrogen technologies in the National Energy & Climate Plans

Client: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Tycho Smit, Frank Gérard To what extent can hydrogen technologies lead to increased jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security? The transition to a…

Gas market upgrading and modernisation – Regulatory framework for LNG terminal

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Natalie Janzow Can an efficient LNG market ensure security and diversity of energy supply throughout Europe? LNG imports enhance the diversity of supply and competition in the EU…

Environmental taxation and budgetary reform: internalisation of external environmental costs

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea Can we design and implement more market-based instruments to better address environmental challenges in the EU? Market-based instruments (MBIs) are policy instruments that use markets, prices…

Financial support for electricity generation & CHP from solid Biomass

Client: Natural Resource Defence Council (NRDC) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit To what extent are EU countries subsidising the use of solid biomass for electricity and heat production ? Bioenergy plays a large role in the European renewable energy mix.…

Support to the ex-post evaluation of the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme – energy window 2007-2013

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What were the impacts and results of the energy-related projects funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Programme (NDAP)? Upon accession to the EU, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia committed to prematurely shut down…

Study on assessing the independence and effectiveness of National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in the field of energy

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, William Keeling Are European energy NRAs effective and independent? The general objective of the study was to assess the independence of the national regulatory authorities in the field of energy…

Impact Assessment study on common chargers of portable devices (smart phones)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova, Perla C. Torres Vega Is new EU action needed to avoid problems with a proliferation of different smartphone chargers? In this study we supported DG GROW in an impact assessment of proposed additional measures…

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Sequestration (CCUS) knowledge sharing and Demonstration Project Network

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Joris Moerenhout, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Liliana Guevara Opinska How can the EU successfully implement commercially viable and technologically sound Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Sequestration (CCUS)? The main objective of this assignment is to run…

Energy prices, costs and subsidies and their impact on industry and households

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Joris Moerenhout, João Gorenstein Dedecca How did energy prices, costs and subsidies develop over the last decade in the EU and G20 countries? This was the main question to…

Achieving a just energy transition: industry, hydrogen & what can we learn from coal phase-out in Germany?

Client: European Parliament – ITRE Committee Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Federica Gerber, Koen Rademaekers How can a just energy transition, with consideration of technological innovation and EU industry, be achieved and which lessons should we learn from Germany’s ongoing energy journey? The European Parliament (EP) is a strong supporter of a…

The role of sector coupling in the decarbonisation of the EU energy system

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research & Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, João Gorenstein Dedecca Sector coupling can improve the robustness of the energy system and reduce the costs of decarbonisation The EU strives…

Support for the development of a national energy efficiency action plan for Belarus

Client: EBRD Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belarus Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova What are the reporting obligations in the European energy acquis? The overall aim of the project is to assist the Department for Energy Efficiency of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of…

Supporting analysis for an Impact Assessment on the future funding of EU participation in ITER activities

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Niclas Gottmann How is the EU contribution to the ITER project best provided in the future? The world’s most ambitious endeavour to move nuclear fusion towards commercial exploitation is the design and construction…

Development of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms

Client: Interreg Europe Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Rob Williams Supporting regional and local governments to develop and deliver better policy solutions To reach the EU climate and energy target, requires changes at all levels of European society. The local and regional governments of Europe…

Technical assistance to the NER300

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2014 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers Providing technical assistance for the implementation of the NER300 Programme catalysing the development of low-carbon technologies The European Union’s main energy strategy documents – Energy 2020 and Energy Roadmap 2050…

Building the investment community for innovative energy technology projects

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Koen Rademaekers, Perla C. Torres Vega, Joris Moerenhout How can we improve the investment community for innovative energy technologies? Research, innovation and competitiveness are pivotal to accelerate the EU energy transformation…

Climate mainstreaming in the EU Budget: preparing for the next MFF

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jeroen van der Laan, Lisa Eichler How have the current (2014-2020) MFF arrangements for climate mainstreaming worked in…

Economic potential of energy innovations in the Netherlands

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers, Elske Veenstra, Tycho Smit What is the economic potential as well as societal benefit of system innovations for the energy transition in the Netherlands? Under the threats…

Indicators for monitoring Energy Union implementation

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Study with evaluation criteria on early estimates of main energy balance sheets components in 2015 and for the production and visualisation of indicators to monitor Energy Union implementation An integrated governance and…

Future energy indicators for the European Environment Agency

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Elske Veenstra What indicators best measure progress towards the EU’s energy objectives? This project involved the…

Workshop on potential of electricity demand response

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel What is the potential of electricity demand response in the EU? The aim of this assignment was to prepare a workshop on “The potential…

Characterisation of the European energy system

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Federica Gerber, Tycho Smit What are the challenges for the energy transition in Europe and how can they be solved? In this study conducted by Trinomics a macro-level analysis was done on the energy system in Europe,…

Energy and the MFF

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Lisa Eichler, Niclas Gottmann How can EU funds best support the achievement of the Union’s ambitious energy and climate targets? Since the release of the ‘2020 Climate and Energy Package’…

Study on the impact of the ITER activities in the EU

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Stephan Slingerland, Onne Hoogland, Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Niclas Gottmann What are the impacts of the nuclear fusion research megaproject ITER? Given the large investment in ITER and the very long lead…

Evaluation legislation emergency oil stocks in the Netherlands (Wva 2012)

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Joris Moerenhout What is the impact of the changed legislation on the availability and the costs of emergency oil stocks in the Netherlands? In 2012, the legislation on emergency oil stock…

Impact Assessment of potential revision of the Oil Stocks Directive

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega What is the impact of the changed EU Directive on the availability and the costs of emergency oil stocks across the EU? In 2016 Trinomics conducted the mid-term…

Adaptation of the energy system to climate change

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Policy, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Experts:  Matthew Smith, Federica Gerber, Graeme Nicholls How resilient is the European energy system to future climate change? This project has addressed the issue of climate change adaptation and the energy system. Increases…

Assessment of business case & due dilligence for district heating in Arnhem

Client: City of Arnhem, Province Gelderland & PPM Oost Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Hans Bolscher Assessing the viability and required steps to realise a new district heating network in Arnhem The City of Arnhem was investigating the possibility of a major new heat pipeline (backbone…

Study on energy technology dependence

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Perla C. Torres Vega, Federica Gerber, Stephan Slingerland What are the European energy technology dependencies, and how can those be measured? This study will be the first to…

Evaluation of the TEN-E Regulation

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2016 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Rob Williams, Luc van Nuffel, Carmen van den Berg A thorough review of the Regulation EU 347/2013 concerning trans-European energy networks The Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) regulation identifies priority corridors and thematic areas of…

Review of the default EU Primary Energy Factor (PEF) referred to in Directive 2012/27/EU

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Luc van Nuffel Evaluation of primary energy factor calculation options for electricity The European Commission has set the target in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) DIRECTIVE 2012/27/EU to reduce EU primary energy consumption in 2020 by 20%…

Boosting Building Renovation

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Irati Artola, Rob Williams Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe? This study was commissioned with the goal to give a thorough review of the state…

Supporting the EEA in monitoring the 7th Environment Action Programme

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Rob Williams Expert assistance with indicators, analysis and assessment in support of monitoring the 7th Environmental Action Plan via an annual EEA report – Phase 3 The EEA developed a series of annual indicator-based reports for the…

Study on the macroeconomics of energy and climate policies

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2015 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jeroen van der Laan, Lisa Eichler, Onne Hoogland, Carmen van den Berg How can we best model the interactions of European energy and climate policy within the real economy?…