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Green technologies and critical raw materials

Strategies for a circular economy

Year of publication: 06 / 2021

This policy paper has been commissioned by Henrike Hahn, Member of the European Parliament from the Greens / EFA to support her legislative activities on the European strategy for critical raw materials.

It aims at answering key…

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Environmental and socioeconomic footprints of the German bioeconomy

authors: Bringezu, S. | Distelkamp, M. | Lutz, C. | Wimmer, F. | Schaldach, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Egenolf, V.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

Hoping to support sustainability, countries have established policies to foster the bioeconomy (BE), based on the use of biomass and knowledge on biological principles. However, appropriate monitoring is still lacking. We estimate global…

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in the European Green Deal

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be deployed for a wide range of applications to promote the goals of the European Green Deal. However, adverse environmental impacts of AI could jeopardise the attainment of these goals. The report…

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Closing the Loop on Energy Access in Africa

White Paper

authors: Eckart, J. | Kemene, E. | Stanislaus, M. | Angliviel, S. | Betz, J. | Manhart, A. | Sahni, A. | Soomro, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Access to clean, reliable electricity is one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development in Africa. Energy storage, particularly batteries, will be critical to supporting Africa’s progress to full energy access by 2030,…

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Analysis of options for determining OMGE, SOP and Transition within Article 6

Implications of policy decisions for international crediting under the Paris Agreement

authors: Fearnehough, H. | Schneider, L. | Fyson, C. | Warnecke, C. | Qui, K. | Gidden, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

This report explores three key unresolved issues in international negotations on the rules for international carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: achieving an overall mitigation in global emissions (OMGE), collecting a…

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Resource consumption of the passenger vehicle sector in Germany until 2035 – the impact of different drive systems

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

authors: Betz, J. | Buchert, M. | Dolega, P. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The annual crude oil demand for passenger cars in Germany can be reduced by 56 percent by 2035 compared to 2020 if the share of electric passenger cars in German registrations rises to 100 percent until then. These savings significantly…

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ISGAN Regulatory Sandbox 2.0 Project

Policy Messages to the Clean Energy Ministerial

authors: Kubeczko, K. | Wang, A. | Bauknecht, D. | Chaves Ávila, J. | Ramírez, M. | An, A. | Kerkhof-Damen, N. | Lindquist, H. | Olofsson, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Innovation is among the most important levers to successfully cope with the challenges of climate and energy policy. Therefore, it is important to complement conventional approaches of piloting technological solutions and to make sure…

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Structural Supply Side Management in EU ETS

Reviewing the Market Stability Reserve

authors: Zaklan, A. | Graichen, J. | Graichen, V. | Hermann, H. | Cludius, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The review of the market stability reserve (MSR) is one of the key elements of the forthcoming reform of the EU ETS. This report assesses if the MSR is designed in a way that it can fulfil its pur-pose to provide sufficient supply-side…

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Options for regulating the climate impacts of aviation

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Aviation is the most environmentally-damaging mode of transport and contributes substantially to global warming. At the same time, aviation enjoys numerous privileges compared to other modes of transport. Kerosene is exempt from the…

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Model-based evaluation of decentralised electricity markets at different phases of the German energy transition

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

This paper investigates small-scale decentralised markets in the German electricity system. In our case decentralised markets are defined as regions in which regional electricity demand is met primarily by regional generators. The…

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2030 Climate Target: Review of LULUCF Regulation

Background paper for the workshop of the ENVI Committee on 25/05/2021

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

This background paper provides an overview of current trends of emissions and re-movals in the LULUCF sector, the existing system to monitor, report and account for emissions and removals and outlines the policy options for a revised…

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Including transport sectors in the EU ETS

Background paper for the ENVI Committee

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

This background paper provides an overview of the design options for the inclusion of these sectors inthe EU ETS, possible impacts on emissions in these sectors and the impacts on the stationary ETS.

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Guidelines and tools for test laboratories to target circumvention

authors: Martin, S. | van Kasteren, R. | Türk, C. | Hook, I. | Lemke, H. | Ferrari, S. | Graulich, K. | Rüdenauer, I. | Praher, C. | Presutto, M. | Stamminger, R. | Ruiz, N.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

the following guidelines for test laboratories, together with separate guide-lines for Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs), shall provide practical capacity building measures for these key actors. Beyond that, ANTICSS aims at…

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Guidelines and tools for MSAs to target circumvention

authors: Praher, C. | Stadler, M. | Bogner, T. | Ruiz, N. | Graulich, K. | Rüdenauer, I. | Presutto, M. | Stamminger, R. | van Kasteren, R. | Martin, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The following guidelines for Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs), together with separate guidelines for test laboratories, shall provide practical capacity building measures for these key actors. Beyond that, ANTICSS aims at…

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Policy instruments for upstream Circular Economy

Webisode 3

author: Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Presentation by Siddharth Prakash, "15th Asia-Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production", May 4th 2021.

Video recording of the event

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Prosumage of solar electricity: Tariff design, capacity investments, and power sector effects

authors: Günther, C. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Published in: Energy Policy 152, p. 112 - 168, 2021

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The Challenges of Assessing “Collective Progress”

Design Options for an effective Global Stocktake process under the UNFCCC

authors: Jeffery, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Nissen, C. | Kreibich, N. | Hermwille, L.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The Paris Agreement combines collective goals with individual countries’ contributions. This hybrid approach does not guarantee that the individual contributions add up to what is required to meet the collective goals. The Paris…

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Technical assistance for the preparation of guidance for the implementation of the new bioenergy sustainability criteria set out in the revised Renewable Energy Directive

REDIIBIO : final report

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | et al.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The aim of the REDIIBIO project is to provide technical assistance to the Commission to promote the robust and harmonised implementation of the new sustainability criteria for forest and agricultural biomass under the REDII (call for…

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Introducing the Open Energy Ontology: Enhancing Data Interpretation and Interfacing in Energy Systems Analysis

authors: Booshehri, M. | Emele, L. | Flügel, S. | Förster, H. | Frey, J. | Frey, U. | Glauer, M. | Hastings, J. | Hofmann, C. | Hoyer-Klick, C. | Hülk, L. | Kleinau, A. | Knosala, K. | Kotzur, L. | Kuckertz, P. | Mossakowski, T. | Muschner, C. | Neuhaus, F. | Pehl, M. | Robinius, M. | Sehn, V. | Stappel, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Heterogeneous data, different definitions and incompatible models are a huge problem in many domains, with no exception for the field of energy systems analysis. Hence, it is hard to re-use results, compare model results or couple models…

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Raising the climate policy ambition of the European Union

Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System

authors: Matthes, F. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The report “Raising the Climate Policy Ambition of the European Union. Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System” analyses the impacts of the different options for the revised ETS and market stability reserve (MSR), based around the…

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