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Impact chains of energy sufficiency policies: A proposal for visualization and possibilities for integration into energy modeling

authors: Zell-Ziegler, C. | Thema, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

Impact chains are used in many different fields of research to depict the various impacts of an activity and to visualize the system in which this activity is embedded. Research has not yet conceptualized impact chains specifically for…

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Impact of a ban of fossil heating technologies on NECPS and national energy dependency

authors: Braungardt, S. | Bürger, V. | Stein, V.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

This report investigates the potential impact of an EU ban on sales of fossil boilers on achievement of existing targets for heating decarbonisation and energy dependency of the individual Member States.

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What are the risks of nuclear power plants in wartime?

authors: Herviou, K. | Meshkati, N. | Ustohalova, V. | Gupta, O.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

Key takeaways

  • The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is unprecedented in terms of nuclear safety. It is the first armed conflict in a country with a major nuclear programme: Ukraine
    derives about 50% of its energy from fission.
  • A…

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Rebasing the Cap and strengthening the Market Stability Reserve in the EU ETS until 2030

Interim report

authors: Cludius, J. | Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

The EU Commission has proposed to reduce emissions in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) by 61 % up to 2030. Apart from the cap, the market stability reserve (MSR) regulates supply and scarcity on the carbon market. This…

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Building a database for energy sufficiency policies

authors: Best, B. | Thema, J. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Wiese, F. | Barth, J. | Breidenbach, S. | Nascimento, L. | Wilke, H.
Year of publication: 07 / 2022

Sufficiency measures are potentially decisive for the decarbonisation of energy systems but rarely considered in energy policy and modelling. Just as efficiency and renewable energies, the diffusion of demand-side solutions to climate…

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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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The transformation of integrated electricity and heat systems—Assessing mid-term policies using a model comparison approach

authors: Bucksteeg, M. | Wiedmann, M. | Pöstges, A. | Haller, M. | Böttger, D. | Ruhnau, O. | Schmitz, R.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The development of European power markets is highly influenced by integrated electricity and heat systems. Therefore, decarbonization policies for the electricity and heat sectors, as well as numerical models that are used to guide such…

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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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