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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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SUMEX Deliverable D1.2: SD Criteria SUMEX Sustainability Framework

April 2021

authors: Tost, M. | Gugerel, K. | Endl, A. | Dolega, P. | Dyca, B. | Streit, S. | Degreif, S. | Hay, D. | Kaljuste, V.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

This report describes a sustainability framework for the European extractive industry established by the SUMEX project

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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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Using knowledge to cope with crisis - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2020

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap – Policy field forest protection

authors: Böttcher, H. | Liste, V. | Fyson, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially reduced deforestation and restoration of forests to protect and rebuild ecosystems carbon stocks. Based on a sound analysis of existing…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field Sustainable Food Systems

authors: Wunder, S. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action for sustainable food systems, especially a reduction of food loss and waste and dietary shifts towards plant-based diets. Based on a sound analysis of…

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Methodology and criteria for assessing multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap

Background Paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Staying within the limit of the Paris Agreement of 1.5 °C global warming requires closing the global 2030 ambition and action gap arising from insufficient current policies and contributions. This background paper documents the…

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State of Play and Roadmap Concept: Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Deliverable 4.2

authors: Betz, J. | Degreif, S. | Dolega, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals requires transformation in the mobility sector. Battery electric vehicle technology today offers a promising technology to  achieve the necessary changes and transform the sector. Yet this…

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Persistent degradation products of halogenated refrigerants and blowing agents in the environment: type, environmental concentrations, and fate with particular regard to new halogenated substitutes with low global warming potential

Final report

authors: Behringer, D. | Heydel, F. | Gschrey, B. | Osterheld, S. | Schwarz, W. | Warncke, K. | Freeling, F. | Nödler, K. | Henne, S. | Reimann, S. | Blepp, M. | Jörß, W. | Liu, R. | Ludig, S. | Rüdenauer, I. | Gartiser, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Climate-impacting refrigerants and blowing agents are often replaced by halogenated substances which, despite their low global warming potential, are not unproblematic for the environment. The study examines quantities used and emissions…

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Measuring a Just Transition in the EU in the context of the 8th Environment Action Programme

An assessment of existing indicators and gaps at the socio-environmental nexus, with suggestions for the way forward

authors: Heyen, D. | Beznea, A. | Hünecke, K. | Williams, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This paper discusses how to measure whether and to what degree EU environmental policy is socially just by using easily interpretable indicators. Its main task is to assess existing (or officially discussed) European-level indicators at…

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Key Messages on Electric Roads

Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Johnsson, F. | Taljegård, M. | Bernecker, T. | Engwall, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Hasselgren, B. | Lindgren, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Electric road systems (ERS) enable electric power transfer to moving vehicles by means of overhead lines, rails or wireless technology. ERS constitutes a new type of technological system (“permanent pick-up”) that is a paradigm shift…

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