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

author: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

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

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New Reactor Concepts

An assessment

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, INRAG Meeting, 16.9.2017, Vienna

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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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Renewables versus fossil fuels – comparing the costs of electricity systems

Electricity system designs for 2050 – An analysis of renewable and conventional power systems in Germany

Year of publication: 07 / 2017

The study considers four different scenarios for the power system in 2050: two scenarios based on fossil fuels (one on coal, and one on natural gas), and two scenarios for renewables-based systems that differ in their deployment of…

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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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The current electricity costs of energy - intensive industries in Germany

Memo

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 07 / 2017

The electricity costs incurred by electricity-intensive industries feature significantly in current discussions surrounding the transformation of the energy sector in Germany. A key problem relating to these discussions is that, although…

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Platforms for strategic dialogue: a possible way forward

STRADE Policy Brief 07/2017

authors: Humphreys, D. | Bastida, A. | Hermann, A.
Year of publication: 07 / 2017

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

Policy paper for Transport & Environment

authors: Timpe, C. | Seebach, D. | Bracker, J. | Kasten, P.
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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Key Issues at Stake at the 71st Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71)

authors: Graichen, J. | Cook, V. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2017

Despite efficiency improvements, CO2 emissions from international shipping are projected to be two to five times higher in 2050 than in 1990. At the Paris climate conference, countries agreed to limit climate change to well below 2°C.…

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An analysis of recent Member State proposals on rules for accounting of managed forest land and the impact on emissions

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 06 / 2017

We use historic data reported by MS on managed forest land to UNFCCC until June 2016 and EUROSTAT1 and combine them with projections of LULUCF emissions and removals presented by European Commission (EC 2016a, 2016b). For consistency…

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An analysis of recent Member State proposals on rules for accounting of managed forest land and the impact on emissions

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 06 / 2017

We use historic data reported by MS on managed forest land to UNFCCC until June 2016 and EUROSTAT1 and combine them with projections of LULUCF emissions and removals presented by European Commission (EC 2016a, 2016b). For consistency…

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Improving governance for responsible business

Stakeholder lab on recommendations for policy, civil society and the private sector

author: Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 06 / 2017

Prresentation for the GLOBAL VALUE Consortium by Franziska Wolff , 7. 6.2017, Brussels

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/2

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

Year of publication: 05 / 2017

The Emission Trading System (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 scope…

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