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 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…

Public sector energy efficiency investment programme supporting Ireland’s EU 2030 climate and energy targets

Client: EC – DG SRSS Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Ireland Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Perla C. Torres Vega, Rob Williams How can the public sector in Ireland reach its energy efficiency targets for 2030? The Irish National Climate Action Plan provides an ambitious framework and targets for…

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…

Rate of Return for Renewable Energy Investors

Client: Vlaamse Energieagentschap (VEA) Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Luc van Nuffel What is an appropriate rate of return for renewable energy investors? The Flemish government stimulates investments in sustainable energy generation (renewables and CHP) through portfolio standards and certificates. For estimating the number of certificates for…

Energy storage – contribution to the security of the electricity supply in Europe

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Frank Gérard What are Europe’s electricity storage needs by 2050, and how to achieve it? The need for flexibility in the energy system will increase in the decades to come…

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…

Review of the methodology for the extended Dutch Sustainable Energy subsidy scheme (SDE++)

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit, Joris Moerenhout Will the proposed new subsidy scheme for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (SDE++) work in…

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.…

Study on energy costs, taxes and the impact of government interventions on investments in the energy sector

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Onne Hoogland, Rob Williams, Perla C. Torres Vega, Luc van Nuffel, Joris Moerenhout, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Frida Falkevik, Vineta Goba Trinomics leads update of flagship report…

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…

Impacts of EU actions supporting the development of renewable energy technologies

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2017 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Renewable Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Perla C. Torres Vega, Liliana Guevara Opinska What is the impact of EU R&D funding on RE technologies? The EU has promoted the development of renewables for more…

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…

How effective was ECF’s Energy Efficiency Programme?

Client: European Climate Foundation Implementation period: 2013 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán How effective was ECF’s Energy Efficiency Programme? In 2013, Trinomics independently evaluated the Energy Efficiency Programme of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). ECF is Europe’s largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively…

Impact of the use of the biomethane and of the hydrogen potential on trans-European infrastructure

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Onne Hoogland, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Tycho Smit Can the injection of renewable gases into European gas networks support the energy transition, and what are the economic and technical implications? The…

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

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Tycho Smit What are the impacts of decarbonisation for Trans-European gas infrastructure? The required sharp decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may drastically reduce the share…

Policy dialogue to support investment in energy efficiency in residential buildings in Ukraine

Client: European Regional Development Bank Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Efficiency Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova Helping Ukraine develop energy efficiency in buildings legislation in line with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) The overall aim of this technical assistance assignment was to amend components of the legislative and…

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…

The Dutch energy covenant: Implications for energy market balancing and flexibility mechanisms

Client: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers How could the Netherlands deal with the increasing need for flexibility in the Dutch power market? Given the rapidly increasing share of variable renewable electricity sources like solar and…

Evaluation Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’

Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers Has the Dutch ‘Topsector Energy’ been following the right approach in reaching their intended goals? Trinomics, in collaboration with CE Delft (project lead partner), has evaluated the…

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…