Transition case study database

There are many case studies on local and regional transitions. Until now, an overview of such case studies was missing. This database allows for sharing information of previously done European case studies in order to foster reuse of the knowledge gained in previous studies. Everybody is welcome to add existing case studies to the database. This can be done very simply, just send an e-mail to pathways@pbl.nl for instructions (you will need a password).

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At the heart of the CDLINKS Project is to analyze the role of climate change within the broader sustainable development agendas of G20 countries. As part of this, empirical analyses of past and existing policies that have had a climate or broader development focus are conducted in support of evidence-based decision making. The methodological focus of these studies, which primarily analyze energy policies, is on policy effectiveness and the overlap and interaction of different objectives.

Taxonomies: Energy, country, France
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:38

At the heart of the CDLINKS Project is to analyze the role of climate change within the broader sustainable development agendas of G20 countries. As part of this, empirical analyses of past and existing policies that have had a climate or broader development focus are conducted in support of evidence-based decision making. The methodological focus of these studies, which primarily analyze energy policies, is on policy effectiveness and the overlap and interaction of different objectives.

Taxonomies: Energy, country, Italy
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:38

At the heart of the CDLINKS Project is to analyze the role of climate change within the broader sustainable development agendas of G20 countries. As part of this, empirical analyses of past and existing policies that have had a climate or broader development focus are conducted in support of evidence-based decision making. The methodological focus of these studies, which primarily analyze energy policies, is on policy effectiveness and the overlap and interaction of different objectives.

Taxonomies: Energy, country, Germany
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:06

Energy strategy of the municipality of Urnäsch in Switzerland was co-developed by local population, stakeholders, and the expert. First, a visioning workshop was conducted in order to understand percpetions of the ideal-type future energy systems. Second, the collected energy visions were modelled with an energy system model and assessed using multi-criteria analysis. Third, the visions were given back to the involved stakheolder, members of the public, and experts, who adjusted their preferencs for visions.

Taxonomies: city, Energy, Switzerland
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:02

The spatially-differentiated heat supply strategy was developed for the canton (Swiss state) of Appenzell Ausserhoden. The method linked socially-viable energy visions with the modelling of technically feasible, cost-effective energy scenarios. 

Taxonomies: Energy, region, Switzerland
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:02

Affordability and costs of an energy transition are often viewed as the most influential drivers. Conversely, multi-level transitions theory argues that governance and the choices of key actors, such as energy companies, government and civil society, drive the transition, not only on the basis of costs. This paper combines the two approaches and presents a cost appraisal of the UK transition to a low-carbon electricity system under alternate governance logics.

Taxonomies: Energy, country, United Kingdom
Updated: 09/15/2016 - 14:02

In France, interactions between climate and energy policies can potentially occur through the National Low-Carbon Strategy (NLCS), which aims at supporting the country’s transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy. The NLCS interacts with climate and environmental policy making at different levels. On the one hand, the strategy is designed within the context of EU climate policies, while on the other hand, it may have an impact on policy making at regional and local levels in France.

Taxonomies: city, Energy, region, country, France
Updated: 08/01/2016 - 09:42

The co-existence of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and other policy instruments, such as the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), can be justified for several reasons: to correct market failures, to correct policy failures, to improve the design of the system and meet multiple targets and objectives. However, there may also be risks in overlapping policies leading to ineffectiveness and cost-inefficiency.

Taxonomies: Energy, other
Updated: 08/01/2016 - 09:41

This case study analyses potential interactions between the Energy Efficiency Obligation scheme (EEO) and the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in Greece. Such interactions could work in both directions. On the one hand, energy efficiency measures may lead to lower electricity demand and thus reduce the demand of ETS power sector installation for allowances. On the other hand, the ETS market price can lead to a higher wholesale price for electricity which electricity distributors can pass on to consumers, so that they have an incentive to save energy.

Taxonomies: Energy, country, Greece
Updated: 08/01/2016 - 09:41

In Austria, overall final energy consumption has increased again after the sharp decline in 2009, which was due to the financial crisis and corresponding economic recession. In order to address this trend, Austria’s Energy Strategy, the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and the Energy Efficiency Law have set a target value for primary energy consumption of 1050 PetaJoule in 2020 (compared to 1120 PJ in 2013).

Updated: 08/01/2016 - 09:40

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