Publications

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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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The Self-reflecting Process – a New Challenge (?)

Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Presentation by Beate Kallenbach-Herbert at the ENTRIA Final Conference, 26.9. 2017, Braunschweig

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Raising Public Awareness of Nuclear Waste Management by Active Information – a Field Report

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

Presentation by Julia Mareike Neles at the ENTRIA Final Conference, 26.9. 2017, Braunschweig

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International Climate Initiatives – A way forward to close the emissions gap?

Initiatives’ potential and role under the Paris Agreement - Final Report

authors: Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Siemons, A. | Höhne, N. | Kuramochi, T. | Gonzales-Zuñiga, S. | Sterl, S. | Kersting, J. | Wachsmuth, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Current commitments under the Paris Agreement are not sufficient to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 showed that a mitigation gap of 14  GtCO2e exists for 2030....

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Costs of new electricity generation plants

Memo from the Energy & Climate Division

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

The statement that “wind and solar power are now cheaper, like new power plants, new nuclear power plants and new gas-fired power plants”1 is a correct reference to how new power plants compare, i.e. it is a correct comparison of the...

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Case study on the governance of labour standards in Bangladesh’s garment industry

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 4/2017

authors: Brunn, C. | Scherf, C.
Year of publication: 07 / 2017

Bangladesh’s garment industry is a key driver of the country’s economy and development, employing around four million people and accounting for over 80 percent of the nation’s export earnings (ILO, 2016a). At the same time, a series of...

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Briefing for the ENVI delegation to the Porto Marghera refinery in Venice on 17 -18 July 2017

Year of publication: 07 / 2017

The EU has set a target to replace 10% of transport fuel of every EU country by fuels from renewable sources by 2020. Although making good progress, efforts in the EU will have to increase to meet the target. To avoid negative effects on...

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Improving the accounting of renewable electricity in transport within the new EU Renewable Energy Directive

Policy paper for Transport & Environment

Year of publication: 06 / 2017

This policy paper assesses whether the proposed accounting rules for electricity consumed in the transport sector in the draft new EU Renewable Energy Directive are consistent and whether they create appropriate incentives for the...

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