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Renewable energy in Europe 2016 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

EEA Report No 4/2016

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Förster, H.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report complements the findings shown in the "Trends and Projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets" report with details about the 2013 renewable energy sources (RES) progress at EU…

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Fukushima: five years on – FAQs

Year of publication: 03 / 2016

On 11 March 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time (6.46 a.m. CET), an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale hit the east coast of Japan. The quake caused a tsunami, with waves as high as 38 metres, which led to large-scale flooding and…

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Energiewende half-time - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2015

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive — Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

EEA Report No 6/2016

authors: Young, K. | Herold, A. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Directive 2003/87/EC (EU, 2003) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union (EU) established the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which is a key EU policy instrument aimed at reducing greenhouse gas…

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Resource-Efficient Land Use – Towards a Global Sustainable Land Use Standard (GLOBALANDS)

authors: Fritsche, U. R. | Eppler, U. | Heyen, D. | Iriarte, L. | Kaphengst, T. | Laaks, S. | Lutzenberger, A. | Wolff, F. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2015

Given the challenges of future land use policies addressing sustainable natural resources management and socioeconomic aspects, the inter- and transdisciplinary GLOBALANDS (Global Land Use and Sustainability) project identified relevant…

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Shaping the Future - Annual report of the Oeko-Institut for 2014

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2015

Evaluation of the 2nd Aircraft Noise Protection Regulation (2. FlugLSV)

Project manager: Schütte, S.
End of project: 11 / 2015

The study focuses on the regulation as well as on the effectiveness and compliance of the 2. FlugLSV. Beginning with a review of the existing requirements, in further steps the application of the regulation in practice will be assessed…

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To publication "Evaluation der 2. Fluglärmschutzverordnung (2015) "

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis regarding the Effects of Measures to lift the Groundwater Table in Favour of three Forest Areas in the Region "Hessisches Ried"

Studie für den Runden Tisch zur Verbesserung der Grundwassersituation im Hessischen Ried

authors: Baron, Y. | Bertram, M. | Brommer, E. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2014

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis regarding the Effects of Measures to lift the Groundwater Table in Favour of three Forest Areas in the Region "Hessisches Ried"

End of project: 12 / 2014

DEFINE: Development of an Evaluation Framework for the Introduction of Electromobility

Two electromobility scenarios for Germany: Market development and their impact on CO2 emissions of passenger cars in DEFINE

authors: Kasten, P. | Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2014

In this report two scenarios are developed to compare the impact of different electric vehicle market developments and to better understand the impact of policy measures for electromobility market support. Three policy measures that…

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Scientific consultation and expert support for the “Airport and Region Forum” (FFR) at Frankfurt Airport

Project manager: Brunn, C.
End of project: 09 / 2018

In the course of the decision to expand Frankfurt Airport a permanent forum for dialogue „Forum Airport and Region“ (FFR) was also established. This forum allows for dialogue between representatives of the aviation industry, community…

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Recycling comes first – Energy turnaround without refuse incineration

author: Dehoust, G.
Year of publication: 01 / 2014

Lifetime extension of ageing nuclear power plants: Entering a new era of risk

authors: Mohr, S. | Kurth, S. | Pistner, C. | Krohn, J. | Thomas, S. | Vanden Borre, T. | Faure, M. | Haverkamp, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2014

In many countries of the European Union, nuclear reactors will be operated for longer in future than originally planned. Furthermore, the nuclear power plants have to generate more electricity. The components of the nuclear reactors are…

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The Merit Order Effect of Wind and Photovoltaic Electricity Generation in Germany 2008-2016

Estimation and Distributional Implications

Year of publication: 01 / 2014

This paper estimates the merit order effects of wind and PV between 2008-2016 and uses results to discuss redistributive implications of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz – EEG) in light of current…

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Safety of Fusion Power Plants

Abschlussbericht

authors: Raeder, J. | Weller, A. | Wolf, R. | Jin, X. | Boccaccini, L. | Stieglitz, R. | Carloni, D | Pistner, C. | Herb, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2013

A review study of existing literature is performed, to identify the spectrum of possible incidents and accidents for selected future fusion power reactor concepts. For these incidents and accidents, the means to avert, prevent or control…

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Safety of Fusion Power Plants

End of project: 11 / 2013

A review study of existing literature is performed, to identify the spectrum of possible incidents and accidents for selected future fusion power reactor concepts. For these incidents and accidents, the means to avert, prevent or…

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When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 3/2013

authors: Heyen, D. | Fischer, C. | Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Keimeyer, F. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this working paper we focus on the political dimension, which has been neglected up to now. Sufficiency policy encompasses political measures which are geared to environmentally sustainable consumption patterns and involve a change in…

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When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 2/2013

authors: Fischer, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Barth, R. | Brohmann, B. | Brunn, C. | Heyen, D. | Keimeyer, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this paper, we define sufficiency, based on a literature review and discussion, as “modification of consumption patterns that help to respect the Earth‘s ecological limits, while aspects of consumer benefit change.” These changes in…

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