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Equity in the energy transition: Who pays and who benefits?

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn, Michael Hogan, Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart

With its pending Green Deal, the European Commission is striving to make Europe the first climate-neutral region by 2050. A lot is at stake with this goal. The transition to clean energy can help mitigate climate change and bring extensive social, health and well-being benefits to all Europeans. This process, however, is not without costs, particularly in the sho...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Governance, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification (Webinar)

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one-third of total EU energy demand. And most of that heat is met by burning fossil fuels. In order to decarbonise heating, many see electrification as a key strategy. The transformative challenge of electrifying heating is attainable, yet should not be underestimated. It will require strategic, ongoing policy...

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Heat Decarbonisation: Lessons for the Smart Sector Integration Strategy of the EU to achieve the long-term climate goals

Heating of buildings accounts for almost one-third of the European Union’s total energy demand. And most of that heat is provided by burning fossil fuels. With the European Commission currently developing a Smart Sector Integration Strategy in the context of the European Green Deal, it is timely to reflect on the transformative challenge of heat...

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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Lowes

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one‑third of total EU energy demand, and around 75% of heat is still produced by burning fossil fuels. The European Union must make decarbonising heat a major priority if it hopes to meet its climate goals for 2030 and beyond. Successful decarbonisation will require a well-coordinated effort across several areas ...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 10, 2019

Closing the loopholes: Assessment of the potential impact of tax measures on energy savings claimed under Article 7 of the EED

By Jan Rosenow, Stefan Scheuer

Several studies have shown that energy and carbon taxes play an important role in many EU Member States for meeting their energy savings obligation under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive for the period from 2014 to 2020. Often, countries introduced those taxes decades ago and have not updated them since. The Regulatory Assistance Project, together wit...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report June 26, 2019

Performance-based regulation: Aligning incentives with clean energy outcomes

By Zsuzsanna Pató, Philip Baker, Jan Rosenow

For years European policymakers have been working toward an integrated, competitive energy system. Now the Clean Energy for All Europeans package directs Member States to develop a decarbonised, cost‑efficient energy system that provides consumers with access to affordable and secure energy. The urgency of this task is further heightened by climate concerns. Po...

Business Models, Revenue Regulation, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation June 5, 2019

Implementing the Efficiency First principle in the UK

By Jan Rosenow

At the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (eceee) 2019 summer study, Dr. Jan Rosenow spoke about the Efficiency First principle and key areas where it might be applied in the United Kingdom. He also shared the benefits of Efficiency First, various implementation options and highlighted the synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency....

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Decarbonising heat in buildings – a comparison of policies in Germany and New England

By Jan Rosenow, David Farnsworth

Decarbonising building heat presents both a significant opportunity and challenge to policymakers. Because of the fuel they use and the resulting carbon emissions, buildings are a critical target for energy efficiency. In order to deliver a clean energy system, most buildings will have to be highly energy efficient. They will need low‑carbon energy technologies...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation April 25, 2019

Energy efficiency obligations: An introduction

By Jan Rosenow

At a Paris event organised by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Dr. Jan Rosenow provided insight into energy efficiency obligations. He shared recommendations for programme design and illustrated how this market-based instrument can trigger significant energy savings as well as public and private investment....

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary