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Executive summary of the Final report "Integration of the Baltic States into the EU electricity system : technical and economic analysis

Infrastructure
06/2017

The present report describes and evaluates scenarios fostering the full integration of the Baltic electricity system within the EU power and market framework. Towards this goal, the de-synchronisation of the Baltic electricity grids from the Russia/Belarus system crucially represents a key-necessary requirement.

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Sustainable and optimal use of biomass for energy in the EU beyond 2020

Renewable energy
06/2017

This study provides an analysis of biomass supply potentials for energy use in the EU, projections of EU bioenergy demand post-2020, and an impact assessment of possible EU policy options for bioenergy sustainability post-2020, with a focus on biomass for heat and power.

Study | Annexes

Report on the first results of H2020 projects on energy efficiency and system integration

Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency
05/2017

The study analyses the initial results from Horizon 2020 projects in four areas: Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon Energy (grids and storage), Low Carbon Energy Renewable Energy System Market Uptake and Smart Cities and Communities.
It comes in support to the Interim Evaluation of H2020 and the midterm review of the Multiannual Financial Framework.

Report

Early Estimates of Main Energy Balance Sheets Components-a methodology and 2015 results

Renewable energy
04/2017

The report first identifies and assesses options for collecting or calculating preliminary data (or ‘early estimates’) on annual energy consumption for EU Member States and the EU as a whole for the year t-1 (i.e. currently 2015) within eight to nine months of the end of the year.

The second part of the report focuses on producing the early estimates for the year 2015 both for the EU as a whole and for each EU Member State on the basis of the methodologies developed. This involves the calculation of early estimates of energy balances, of the renewable energy share in gross final energy consumption and in gross electricity generation.

Report

Mapping of the current EU clean energy finance landscape

Energy strategy, Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency
04/2017

The main goal of this report is to map and explain the sources of finance and corresponding clean energy investment opportunities that are interacting in the EU's clean energy finance landscape. Suggestions on how to usefully incorporate such findings in existing macro-economic models are then provided.

Report

Case study – Energy Resilience and Vulnerability in the EU and Other Global Regions

Energy strategy, Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency
04/2017

This case study examines the resilience of the EU economy to energy supply shocks and provides comparisons with six other global regions. Trends in the EU and other global regions are reviewed for key indicators that measure aspects of resilience to energy supply shocks. The case study then proceeds to present the results of new econometric analysis of the degree of substitutability between energy and other production factors across EU sectors.

Report

Study on electricity infrastructure developments in Central and South Eastern Europe

Infrastructure
03/2017

The objective of this study is thus to provide an in-depth analysis of the electricity infrastructure developments in that region (especially the need of new interconnections), to understand the barriers (administrative, permitting, regulatory and financing aspects) towards the deployment of these projects, and to provide recommendations to progress on PCIs deployment in this region.

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Optimal use of biogas from waste streams. An assessment of the potential of biogas from digestion in the EU beyond 2020

Renewable energy
03/2017

This study assesses the potential role, cost and benefits of biogas, as well as the key barriers and drivers of biogas deployment in the EU until and beyond 2020.

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Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020 - 2030) heating/cooling fuel deployment (fossil/renewables)

Technology and innovation
03/2017

These are the final results of a study of fuel consumption (WP1) and technologies (WP2) used in the heating/cooling sector in EU28+3 (Tender ENER/C2/2014-641). Analysis of scenarios up to 2020 and 2030 (WP3) and a related economic analysis (WP4) were also carried out together with the identification of obstacles, best practices and policy recommendations (WP5). The data set for WP1, WP2 and WP3 is also provided.

Summary | Report 1 | Report 2 | Report 3 & 4 | Report 5 | Data set

 

Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020-2030 in the European Union

Renewable energy
03/2017

This study includes, inter alia, data collection and assessment of the progress in deployment of renewable energy sources at national and EU level, and an analysis of non-economic barriers and incentives for the deployment of renewables.

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