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Market Assessment of Directional Mains-Voltage Lamps related to stage 3 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012

Energy Efficiency
07/2015

Energy poverty and vulnerable consumers in the energy sector across the EU: analysis of policies and measures

Markets and consumers
05/2015

Assessment of the CO2 Storage Potential in Europe (CO2Stop)

Oil, gas and coal
04/2015

The CO2StoP project created a database of locations and capacities of underground geological formations in Europe that could be used to store CO 2. It also created a tool to calculate the fraction of the theoretical storage capacity that can be accessed using all currently available technologies regardless of cost, producing estimates very similar to the Technically Accessible CO 2 Storage Resource (TASR) used by the US Geological Survey. This study summarises the results of the CO2Stop project.

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From the sugar platform to biofuels and biochemicals

Renewable energy
04/2015

N° ENER/C2/423-2012/SI2.673791

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Study on the effective integration of Distributed Energy Resources for providing flexibility to the electricity system

Markets and consumers
04/2015

The undergoing changes in the power system with the integration of more variable RES will increase the need for flexibility. Distributed Energy Resources (DER) can provide services to fill flexibility gaps on the local and on the transmission level. The technologies needed are available, the challenge is to adjust to the institutional set-up and the technical environment to make them market ready. This study focuses on the efficient market integration of Distributed Energy Resources in order to provide flexibility to the power system.

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Technical assessment of the national/regional calculation methodologies for the energy performance of buildings

Energy Efficiency
04/2015

Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) defines the energy performance of a building as the energy needed to meet the energy demand associated with the ‘typical use’ of the building. An appropriate method to measure and calculate the intrinsic performance of buildings is necessary to further elaborate any policies in that field (minimum requirements, rating for certification purposes, etc.). Directive 2010/31/EU leaves the responsibility to adopt the calculation methodology to the Member States, at national or regional level, as far as the methodology fulfils the common general framework laid down in its Annex I.

The purpose of this study is to provide the Commission with structured descriptions of national/regional calculation methodologies under Directive 2010/31/EU, whether these calculation methodologies comply with the general framework of Annex I and whether these could be transparently described using the set of EPBD standards that CEN is currently developing under Mandate M/480

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Mid-term evaluation of the Renewable Energy Directive (REFIT study)

Renewable energy
04/2015

Study to support the definition of a CBA methodology for gas

Oil, gas and coal, Infrastructure
03/2015

Study on tariff design for distribution systems

Markets and consumers
01/2015

Study on the impact of the energy label – and potential changes to it – on consumer understanding and on purchase decisions

Energy Efficiency
01/2015

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