Energy

Renewable deployment policies in the power sector in Italy

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.

Renewable deployment policies in the power sector in France

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.

German Renewable Energy Act (EEG)

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.

Assessing future UK electricity sector transition under different governance pathways

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.

Developing the energy strategy of Urnäsch municipality: linking stakeholder visions with energy system model

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.

Interaction between the EU ETS and the Renewable Energy Directive

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.

Interactions between the energy efficiency obligation and the EU ETS in Greece

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.

Interactions between energy efficiency policies in the household sector in Austria

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).

Interactions between climate and energy policies in the French electricity sector

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.

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