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Data harmonisation for energy system analysis – Example of multi-model experiments

authors: Gardian, H. | Beck, J. | Koch, M. | Kunze, R. | Muschner, C. | Hülk, L. | Bucksteeg, M.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

A variety of models have emerged in the field of energy system analysis to answer a wide range of research questions centred around a sustainable future for the energy sector. Even models designed to address similar issues often have a…

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Identifying Challenges & Required Actions for Responsible Sourcing in the e-Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Briefing document No. 12

authors: Degreif, S. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Within the road transportation sector, the lithium-ion battery vehicles are playing an important role in the global effort to achieve the targets set under the Paris Agreement. This briefing document summarises the State-of-play and…

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Technical support for RES policy development and implementation

authors: Tallat-Kelpšaitė, J. | Brückmann, R. | Banasiak, J. | Kokkonen, S. | Szabo, J. | Bauknecht, D. | Seebach, D. | Vogel, M. | Potestio, S. | Chevillard, N.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

This interim study report of the “RES Simplify” project provides insights on the simplification of permission and administrative procedures for renewable energy installations. Based on desktop research and stakeholder interviews, the…

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At other countries' expense?

Sustainability dimensions for green hydrogen imports

Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Presentation by Dr. Roman Mendelevitch and Christoph Heineman, Oeko-Institute's Annual Conference 2022, 22. June 2022, dbb forum, Berlin

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At other countries' expense?

Lithium-Ion Batteries as Backbone of the Mobility Transition

author: Betz, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Presentation by Dr. Johannes Betz, Oeko-Institute's Annual Conference 2022, 22. June 2022, dbb forum, Berlin

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Closing an open balance: the impact of increased tree harvest on forest carbon

authors: Soimakallio, S. | Böttcher, H. | Niemi, J. | Mosley, F. | Turunen, S. | Hennenberg, K. | Reise, J. | Fehrenbach, H.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Fossil-based emissions can be avoided by using wood in place of non-renewable raw materials as energy and materials. However, wood harvest influences forest carbon stocks. Increased harvest may reduce the overall climate benefit of wood…

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Renewable space heating under the revised Renewable Energy Directive

ENER/C1/2018-494 : final report

authors: Kranzl, L. | Fallahnejad, M. | Büchele, R. | Müller, A. | Hummel, M. | Fleiter, T. | Mandel, T. | Bagheri, M. | Deac, G. | Bernath, C. | Miosga, J. | Kiefer, C. | Fragoso, J. | Braungardt, S. | Bürger, V. | Spasova, D. | Viegand, J. | Naeraa, R. | Forthuber, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Space and water heating accounts for almost one third of the European final energy consumption. Thus, the sector needs special attention in the decarbonisation process. This study aims to provide a better information basis for policy…

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District heating and cooling in the European Union

Overview of markets and regulatory frameworks under the revised Renewable Energy Directive

authors: Bacquet, A. | Galindo Fernández, M. | Oger, A. | Themessl, N. | Fallahnejad, M. | Popovski, E. | Steinbach, J. | Bürger, V. | Köhler, B. | Braungardt, S. | Billerbeck, A. | Breitschopf, B. | Winkler, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

This study contributes to an enhanced knowledge of European District Heating and Cooling (DHC) markets, needed to develop policies, initiatives and projects contributing to achieving the decarbonization targets set by the European Green…

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Policy support for heating and cooling decarbonisation

Roadmap

authors: Gerard, F. | Smit, T. | Rademaekers, K. | Braungardt, S. | Monejar Montagud, . | Guevara Opinska, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

The heating and cooling (H&C) sector is responsible for a central part of the EU’s energy demand, representing roughly half of the final energy consumption. As such, the decarbonisation of the H&C sector is crucial for a successful…

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The Social Climate Fund – Opportunities and Challenges for the buildings sector

authors: Braungardt, S. | Schumacher, K. | Ritter, D. | Hünecke, K. | Philipps, Z.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

The objective of this study is to analyse the Social Climate Fund (SCF) proposal with respect to the following questions Is the SCF designed to fulfill this promise? Is the budget allocated in a solidary way across Member States…

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The Carbon Credit Quality Initiative

Transparent Scores for Carbon Credit Quality

authors: Schallert, B. | Barata, P. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Presentation by Brad Schallert, Pedro Barata and Dr. Lambert Schneider, Scoring Tool Launch, 31 May 2022

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Sustainable development impacts of selected project types in the voluntary carbon market

authors: Wissner, N. | Schneider, L. | Jung, H. | Hernández Orozco, E. | Kwamboka, E. | Johnson, F. | Bößner, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

There is increasing acknowledgement that projects in the voluntary carbon market have an impact beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Projects can have additional positive effects on sustainable development, but they can also impair…

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The role of biomass in the decarbonisation of the heating sector

Study on behalf of the European Climate Foundation

Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Renewable heating is currently dominated by biomass, accounting for around 80 % of the renewable energy used for heating1. Within the heating sector, biomass is mainly used in the form of solid biomass: in 2019, solid biomass made up for…

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Visibility of carbon market approaches in greenhouse gas inventories

authors: Schneider, L. | Weber, F. | Füssler, J. | Moosmann, L. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Under the Paris Agreement, Parties must track the implementation and achievement of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In many cases, NDC targets are expressed as greenhouse gas emissions, and it is essential for countries…

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Existing fossil fuel extraction would warm the world beyond 1.5 °C

authors: Trout, K. | Muttitt, G. | Lafleur, D. | Van de Graaf, T. | Mendelevitch, R. | Mei, L. | Meinshausen, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The Paris climate goals and the Glasgow Climate Pact require anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to decline to net zero by mid-century. This will require overcoming carbon lock-in throughout the energy system. Previous studies…

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Use of E-catalogues in Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)

Overview of current practices

authors: McLennan, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

This pre-study attempts to summarise existing definitions, where they exist, of e-catalogues as developed by key actors in the definition of public procurement practices and present these alongside existing international examples of…

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Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

authors: Prakash, S. | Michalscheck, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The main aim in packaging waste prevention must be the reduction of primary re-source use and of waste generated. To exemplify the urgency: if our plastic packag-ing use would continue to grow like it currently does, even with increased…

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The Revision of the European Union Emissions Trading System Directive: Assessing Cap and Market Stability Reserve Reform Options

Study for the Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat (AirClim) and the Life ETX Consortium

authors: Matthes, F. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The modelling exercises show that an isolated analysis of a few reform options for the cap and for the MSR can easily lead to less robust results in view of the different uncertainties. The integrated analysis of the largest possible…

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Klimaschutzbeitrag verschiedener CO2-Preispfade in den BEHG-Sektoren Verkehr, Gebäude und Industrie

Autoren: Harthan, R. | Repenning, J. | Blanck, R. | Emele, L. | Görz, W. | Kasten, P. | Moosmann, L. | Deurer, J. | Steinbach, J. | Fleiter, T. | Rehfeldt, M.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05 / 2022

Diese Studie untersucht, wie sich verschiedene CO2-Preise im Rahmen des Brennstoffemissionshandelsgesetzes (BEHG) auf die Zielerreichung im Jahr 2030 auswirken. Neben der Wahl des CO2-Preispfades unterscheiden sich die Sensitivitäten in…

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Development of an open framework for a qualitative and quantitative comparison of power system and electricity grid models for Europe

authors: Syranidou, C. | Koch, M. | Matthes, B. | Winger, C. | Linßen, J. | Rehtanz, C. | Stolten, D.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The ongoing needs to develop power systems towards more environmentally friendly technologies with respect to climate change in conjunction with the continuous evolution of the respective market conditions is leading to a transition away…

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