Study on the impacts of stimulating biomethane production in Flanders

Client: Flemish Energy and Climate Agency (VEKA) Implementation period: 2021 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit Should the Flemish government support biomethane production? The project aims to estimate the technical and economic potential for increased biomethane production and to evaluate whether or not it makes sense…

Impacts of the Flemish coalition agreement on the fuel oil sector

Client: Flemish Energy and Climate Agency (VEKA) Implementation period: 2021 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit What are the impacts of the Flemish Coalition Agreement on fuel oil heating? The Flemish coalition agreement for 2019-2024 includes provisions to phase out fuel oil heating in buildings. From…

Ex-Post Evaluation of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) and the Risk-Sharing Instrument (RSI) Pilot

Client: EC – DG RTD Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland Was the Risk Sharing Finance Facility successful? The project concerns an ex-post evaluation which aims to assess the overall implementation and impact of the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF), examining its implementation and the results achieved…

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…

Assessing options to establish an EU-wide green label to promote the use of renewable energy

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Tycho Smit, Lisa Korteweg How would an EU-wide green label for renewables work? The main objective of this study is to provide a technical and economic analysis for a Union-wide green label with…

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…

Impact of carbon border adjustments on the energy system

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith, Marwa Mahmoud, Joris Moerenhout How can carbon border adjustment mechanisms support increased climate ambitions in the EU? In this study we analyse the impacts of a possible EU carbon border adjustment to discover how they may…

ACER budget and staffing

Client: EP – ITRE committee Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca Budget and Staffing for the Cooperation of European Regulators ACER, the Agency for the Cooperation of European Regulators, has suffered for several years of substantial shortages of financial and human resources. It…

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 Gerard 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…