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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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Guide on sustainable chemicals

A decision tool for substance manufacturers, formulators and end users of chemicals

authors: Reihlen, A. | Bunke, D. | Gruhlke, A. | Groß, R. | Blum, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

Sustainable chemistry comprises of many aspects. They range from the selection of inherently safe chemicals via the assessment of environmental impacts of product lines by lifecycle analysis to the implementation of ambitious social…

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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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Outlining Socio-Economic Challenges in the Non-Fuel Mining Sector

STRADE Policy Brief 05/2016

Year of publication: 10 / 2016

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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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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Outlining Environmental Challenges in the Non-Fuel Mining Sector

STRADE Policy Brief 04/2016

Year of publication: 09 / 2016

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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Power efficiency classes for households – a comparative feedback approach for speeding up energy efficiency on a household level

authors: Stieß, I. | Fischer, C. | Kunkis, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

Reducing power consumption is a vital building block for transforming the energy system. In the contribution, we will present insights from an ongoing research project “Power efficiency classes for households” studying how power…

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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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Waste Management in Germany

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, Deputy Head of Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety Division, Tokyo, Japan, June 2016.

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Typology of centralised and decentralised visions for electricity infrastructure

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Funke, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Scientific and public controversies about the design of future electricity systems can be observed, including differences around centralised and decentralised approaches. Taking the German case as an example, we develop a typology of…

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Baseline Assessment on E-waste Management in Ghana

authors: Atiemo, S. | Faabeluon, L. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L. | Schleicher, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

This report was produced within the framework of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). Based on field investigations in Ghana this report contains an overview on companies with activities in…

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Nuclear Power Plants and Terrorism

Some remarks on a sensitive topic

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, Deputy Head of Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety Division, Tokyo, Japan, 14.06.2016.

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Saving Potential of Miele Washing Machines with the PowerWash 2.0 Technology

Comparison of the Energy Consumption and Global Warming Potential of Washing Machines with PowerWash 2.0 with Appliances of Competitors with Conventional Technology

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

For several years now, we see the emergence of a trend towards an increasing loading capacity in washing machines. At the same time, there is a steady decline in the average size of households, an increasing differentiation in 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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