Publications

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Refrigerants and Foam-blowing Agents in Household Refrigerating Appliances – Facts and Policy Recommendations

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2018

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

Refrigerants and foam-blowing agents have a long history of being criticized for their environmental impact. In Europe, mostly natural refrigerants and foam-blowing agents (mainly cyclopentante and isobutane) are nowadays used in...

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Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0

STRADE Concept 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on...

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Holding European businesses responsible – what role for the EU and member states to govern business conduct in third countries?

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports, the project will...

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From Independent to Transparent Monitoring for Climate and Development

Global Landscapes Forum December 2017

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

Building Trust and Consensus around Greenhouse Gas Data for Increased Accountability of Mitigation in the Land Use Sector.

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/9

Quality assurance and quality control procedure for national and Union GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedure is an element of the QA/QC programme of the Union system for policies and measures and projections to be established in 2017 according to Article 12 of the MMR. The European...

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/8

Assessment of Member States’ 2017 GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Mellios, G. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report provides a summary of the assessment of the EU Member States’ submission under Article 14 of the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) in 2017. Under this obligation EU Member States have to submit updated GHG projections and...

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EEA Report No 23/2017

Renewable energy in Europe – 2017 Update: Recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Meinke-Hubeny, F. | Emele, L. | Laes, E.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report outlines the progress renewable energy sources (RES) made in 2015 in the European Union (EU) as a whole, and at country, market sector and technology level. It also provides early European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates...

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An outline of sustainability criteria for synthetic fuels used in transport

Policy paper for Transport & Environment

authors: Bracker, J. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

If relevant volumes of hydrogen and synthetic fuels are to be used in the European transport sector until 2030, there is a need for sustainability criteria for these fuels to ensure their environmental benefit. Such criteria should not...

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EEA Report No 20/2017: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2017

Year of publication: 12 / 2017

Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2016.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the Europ...

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Entwicklung von Kriterien und Herstellerempfehlungen für ein Förderprogramm der EWS zu Photovoltaik-Batteriespeichern

Kurzstudie für die Elektrizitätswerke Schönau Vertriebs GmbH (EWS)

Autoren: Graulich, K. | Manhart, A.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 12 / 2017

Die Elektrizitätswerke Schönau Vertriebs GmbH hat für ihre Stromkunden ein Förderprogramm für Batteriespeicher aufgelegt, mit denen Privathaushalte den Eigenverbrauch ihres durch Solaranlagen erzeugten Stroms erhöhen können. Die vom...

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/11

Estimate of 2005 - 2012 emissions for stationary installations to reflect the current scope (2013 - 2020) of the EU ETS

Year of publication: 11 / 2017

The EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) was launched in 2005. The two first trading periods were 2005–2007 and 2008–2012. In 2013, the EU ETS entered its third trading period, covering approximately 12 000 stationary installations. The...

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Does the Effort Sharing Regulation require sufficient emission reductions to meet the EU 2030 target?

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 7/2017

authors: Graichen, J. | Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This paper analyses the legislative proposal of the European Commission and the negotiating positions of the Council and the Parliament related to the EU Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). The ESR sets the framework for the reduction of...

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EEA Report No 18/2017

The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This 2017 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available...

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Approximated EU greenhouse gas inventory 2016

authors: Fernandez, R. | Sporer, M. | Dejean, F. | Anderson, G. | Emele, L. | Herold, A. | Jörß, W. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This briefing presents early ‘approximated’ (proxy) estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2016 in the European Union (EU), as reported by Member States in July 2017. Detailed results are available in the report, Approximated...

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Germany's Electric Future

Coal phase-out 2035

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The planet has a limit and it shows us this forcefully. With record temperatures, melting poles, acidified seas. With dying species. Not least of all, humans are affected: every year the emissions of coal-fired power plants in Germany...

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EEA Report No 17/2017

Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M. | Förster, H. | Siemons, A. | Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Pupo Nogueira de Oliveira, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The 2017 edition of the annual European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards their climate...

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Short analysis of the RED 2009, the iLUC Directive 2015 and the 2016 RED proposal regarding implications for nature protection

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Fehrenbach, H. | Bischoff, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The present study examined the current proposal for the amendment of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). From a nature protection perspective, the RED proposal shows several shortcomings and gaps.The paper closes with a discussion...

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The changeover from the NEDC to the WLTP and its impact on the effectiveness and the post-2020 update of the CO2 emission standards

authors: Kasten, P. | Blanck, R.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The CO2 emission regulation based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) has successfully decreased emissions in chassis dynamometer measurements during type approval procedures. However, CO2 emissions in operation on the road have...

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Climate and energy policies in Poland

Briefing for the ENVI delegation to Warsaw, Poland, on 18-20 September 2017

authors: Herold, A. | Siemons, A. | Wojtal, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

This briefing compiles background information for the ENVI’s delegationto Warsaw on 18-20 September 2017 which will look at Polish projects and initiatives contributing to the fightof climate change and to the decarbonisation of the...

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Long-term macroeconomic effects of the German Energy Transition

author: Cludius, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Johanna Cludius at the "First Moroccan-German Energy Day", 28 September 2017, Rabat

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