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Conversion Necessities in Climate and Energy System Modelling

authors: Emele, L. | Förster, H. | Glauer, M. | Hofmann, C. | Hülk, L. | Reder, K. | Stappel, M. | Winger, C.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

With this briefing we provide definitions for units and metrics commonly used in climate and energy modelling. We provide this briefing, because in climate and energy system modelling,the same data can be represented using a diverse set…

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Identification of user requirements for an energy scenario database

authors: Reder, K. | Stappel, M. | Hoffmann, C. | Förster, H. | Emele, L. | Hülk, L. | Glauer, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2020

Energy scenarios assist decision making regarding the transformation of the energy supply system. A multitude of scenarios exists in various formats. Thus, for scientists and policy stakeholders alike, it remains difficult to distinguish…

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Impact Assessment on the Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of the 2030 Sectoral Targets in the Federal Government’s Climate Action Plan 2050

Summary

authors: Repenning, J. | Schumacher, K. | Bergmann, T. | Blanck, R. | Böttcher, H. | Bürger, V. | Cludius, J. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Jörß, W. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Ludig, S. | Matthes, F. | Nissen, C. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Fleiter, T. | Fries, B. | Sievers, L. | Pfaff, M. | Thamling, N. | Rau, D. | Hartwig, J. | Welter, S. | Lösch, O. | Wirz, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

The analyses highlighted three main issues:

  • The targets set for the various sectors can be achieved by means of a range of different strategies.
  • From a macroeconomic perspective, all implementation strategies covered by the study are…

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Modelling net zero emissions

Technical Note of the Climate Recon 2050 project

authors: Emele, L. | Marignac, Y. | Petrovic, S.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

In the last years the aim of “reaching net zero emissions” gained political momentum. The Paris Agreement aims for “a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this…

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EEA Report No 20/2018

Renewable energy in Europe - 2018: Recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Das, A. | Emele, L. | Meinke-Hubeny, F. | Moorkens, I. | Nissen, C. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2018

This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas.…

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EEA Report No 17/2018

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2017

author: Emele, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This report provides GHG emissions estimates for the EU-28 plus Iceland for 2017. This Executive Summary includes an analysis of the important changes in GHG emissions across the EU, by sector and by Member State. Emissions for EU plus…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2016 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Annual project report

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the year 2015 and the calculation of the 2016 early CO2 emission estimates.

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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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Approximated EU greenhouse gas inventory 2016

authors: Fernandez, R. | Sporer, M. | Dejean, F. | 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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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2015 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Annual project report

Year of publication: 10 / 2017

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the year 2014 by comparing them to the final GHG inventory CO2emission data submitted to the UNFCCC and the calculation of the…

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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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Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020 -2030 in the European Union ("RES-Study")

ENER/C1/2014 -688

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Bracker, J. | Bürger, V. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Heinemann, C. | Hesse, T. | Kasten, P. | Keimeyer, F. | Monteforte, M. | Ritter, D. | Schütte, S. | Vogel, M. | Winger, C. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Capros, P. | de Vita, A. | Evangelopoulou, S. | Lescot, D. | Tuille, F. | Courtel, J. | Olesen, A. | Laugesen, F. | Brodsted, M. | Najdawi, C. | Brückmann, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The objective of this study is to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union. Key findings are:

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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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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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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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Progress with the method for making early CO2 emission estimates based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Eurostat publication - Final project report (contract 30302.2012.001-2012.609)

Year of publication: 07 / 2016

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the years 2011 - 2013 by comparing them to the final GHG inventory CO2 emission data submitted to the UNFCCC and the…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2014 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Final Annual Report

Year of publication: 06 / 2016

This report includes a description of the methodological approach used, a data evaluation of the Eurostat monthly energy data for the years 2008 – 2013 and a detailed analysis for 2013, the calculation of early CO2 emissions from fuel…

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Renewable energy in Europe 2016 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

EEA Report No 4/2016

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Förster, H.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report complements the findings shown in the "Trends and Projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets" report with details about the 2013 renewable energy sources (RES) progress at EU…

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EEA Technical report No 15/2015: Approximated EU GHG inventory

Proxy GHG estimates for 2014

authors: Emele, L. | Herold, A. | Jörß, W. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Fernandez, R. | Ntemiri, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2015

This report provides proxy estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2014, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except Land use, land-use change and forestry…

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