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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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EEA Report No 4/2017

Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

author: Gores, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate change Mitigation.

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Potential for restoring carbon stocks in temperate managed forests – need for independent data

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

Presentation by Hannes Böttcher et al., Protecting and Restoring the Global Forest Carbon Stock | Side event at UN Climate Change Conference (SB46), Bonn, 17.5.2017

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Nuclear safety in crisis regions

Year of publication: 04 / 2017

To what extent are nuclear facilities at risk in crisis areas? Which factors are of relevance in this context? Are policy-makers, the media and society around the world aware of the threat – and do they dismiss it too easily? These are…

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Pointing the way for society - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2016

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2017

The macroeconomic effects of ambitious energy efficiency policy in Germany – Combining bottom-up energy modelling with a non-equilibrium macroeconomic model

authors: Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Schade, W. | Braungardt, S.
Year of publication: 04 / 2017

Energy efficiency is one of the fastest and most cost-effective contributions to a sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. Furthermore, the so-called “non-energy benefits”, “co-benefits” or “multiple benefits” of energy…

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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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Siting Activities and Stakeholders’ Interaction in Germany

author: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Presentation by Beate Kallenbach-Herbert, The 50th Session of the RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (RWMC), Paris, 30 March 2017

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Nuclear Power and Nuclear Safety Post Fukushima

authors: Pistner, C. | Englert, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner and Matthias Englert, DPG – AKE – AGA: Nuclear Energy and Security, Münster, 29.03.2017

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