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EEA Report No 3/2017

Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Laes, E. | Meynaerts, E.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial…

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Environmental Integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | Füssler, J. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Kohli, A. | Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Broekhoff, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

This discussion paper explores key issues and options to achieve environmental integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. It proposes that environmental integrity in context of Article 6 means that using international transfers…

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European Energy Industry Investments

authors: van Nuffel, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Graichen, V. | Gonzales, A. | Martin, J. | Ludig, S. | Marias, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

This study was prepared at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on  Industry,  Research  and  Energy  (ITRE). The  paper provides  an  overall assessment  of  European  investments  in  the  electricity  sector.  It …

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The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2017 Update for the EU-28

authors: Matthes, F. | Blanck, R. | Zimmer, W. | Greiner, B. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

The global framework and a CO2 emission budget for the EU as starting points

Global climate change, finite fossil and nuclear resources and the vulnerability of economies and consumers to increasing and volatile prices of fossil…

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Zukunft Stromsystem

Kohleaustieg 2035 - Vom Ziel her denken

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Der deutsche Stromsektor ist sowohl energie- als auch klimaschutzpolitisch von herausragender Bedeutung. Der Anteil der Stromsektoremissionen an den gesamten Treibhausgasemissionen (unter Berücksichtigung der Nicht-CO2-Treibhausgase…

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Support to an impact assessment of an EU ETS review and possible proposal

Final report - Study

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, J. | Gibson, G. | Horton, G. | Jones, L. | Kirsch, F. | Biedka, M. | Graichen, V.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

This is the Final Report on a study to support an impact assessment of options for the EU ETS for Aviation following the completion of the Stop-the-Clock derogation at the end of 2016. The report provides a brief overview of the problem…

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EEA Technical Report No 33/2016: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

author: Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

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

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air…

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Targets for the non-ETS sectors in 2040 and 2050

Report prepared for Transport & Environment

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The paper explores different options to calculate a target for the Effort Sharing sectors in 2050 which could be considered in line with the Paris Agreement and with the agreed EU’s overall target range. While there is no objective best…

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EEA Report No 29/2016

Trends and projections in Europe 2016 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The 2016 edition of the annual EEA report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets.

The report was prepared on…

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Mainstreaming RES

Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Final task 1 & 2 report

authors: Veum, K. | Uslu, A. | Jansen, J. | dalla Longa, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Bürger, V. | Heinemann, C. | Haller, M. | Ritter, D. | Vogel, M. | Brückmann, R. | van Elburg, J. | Kleiwegt, E. | Pohl, I. | Kahles, M. | Wizinger, S. | Nysten, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

International market mechanisms after Paris

Discussion Paper

authors: Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Tänzler, D. | Li, L. | Melnikova, J. | Warnecke, C. | Kurdziel, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Our analysis suggests that the purpose of international carbon markets has changed. While increasing economic efficiency was more prominent during the first development phase of international carbon markets, raising mitigation ambition…

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EEA Report No 23/2016: Approximated EU GHG inventory for 2015

authors: Emele, L. | Jörß, W. | Ntemiri, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for 2015, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), and all…

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Enhancing transparency in the land-use sector: Exploring the role of independent monitoring approaches

CIFOR Infobrief no. 156

authors: de Sy, V. | Martius, C. | Böttcher, H. | Fritz, S. | Gaveau, D. | Leonard, S. | Romijn, E. | Román-Cuesta, R.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

There is a need for independent monitoring approaches (i.e. unbiased data, tools and methods) that stakeholders involved in land-use sector mitigation activities can rely on for their own goals, but which would also be perceived as…

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Market mechanisms under the Paris Climate Protection Agreement

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In preparation for the next international climate change conference in Marrakech (07 to 18/11/2016) three discussion papers were developed on behalf of the German Environment Agency. These deal with the key issues for discussion and…

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Instruments to increase climate policy ambition before 2020 - economic and political implications in selected industry and emerging countries

Climate Change | 29/2016

authors: Healy, S. | Schumacher, K. | Day, T. | Höhne, N. | Wouters, K. | Fekete, H. | van den Brink, L. | Duscha, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

Currently there exists a gap between the emissions projected in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by countries to the UNFCCC and the emissions that are consistent with limiting global warming to below…

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EEA Report No 24/2016

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2016 - The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

authors: Healy, S. | Graichen, V. | Gores, S. | Dejean, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

The report provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU ETS, based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission and Member States. It also analyses the balance between supply…

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Study on the Energy Saving Potential of Increasing Resource Efficiency

Final Report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Bakas, I. | Herczeg, M. | Strosser, P. | Rynikiewicz, C. | Agenais, A. | Bergmann, T. | Mottschall, M. | Köhler, A. | Antony, F. | Bilsen, V. | Greeven, S. | Debergh, P. | Hay, D.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

This study estimates potential energy savings found through increased resource efficiency in select product groups, sectors and examples of industrial symbioses in the EU. Six areasoffer the greatest energy savings from…

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Electric vehicles in Europe

EEA Report | No 20/2016

authors: Jozwicka, M. | Hacker, F. | Hülsmann, F. | Minnich, L. | Purwanto, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electricpassenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now…

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Assessing the status of electrification of the road transport passenger vehicles and potential future implications for the environment and European energy system

Specific Contract under Framework Contract EEA/ACC/13/003 - LOT-1 - Final Report: Task 2

authors: Kasten, P. | Bracker, J. | Haller, M. | Purwanto, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

Electric vehicles charged with low-emission electricity are one of the key options to reduce emissions in passenger road transport. However, the introduction of electric vehicles will inevitably lead to greater interaction between the…

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Climate Protection Scenario 2050

Summary of second final report

authors: Repenning, J. | Emele, L. | Blanck, R. | Dehoust, G. | Förster, H. | Harthan, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Jörß, W. | Ludig, S. | Loreck, C. | Scheffler, M. | Schumacher, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Cook, V. | Braungardt, S. | Eichhammer, W. | Elsland, R. | Fleiter, T. | Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Pfluger, B. | Schade, W. | Schlomann, B. | Sensfuß, F. | Ziesing, H.
Year of publication: 07 / 2016

The results of the first round of modelling were published in August 2014. The results of the second round of modelling are now available and are provided in this report. Three scenarios were created for the time frame up to 2050. The…

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