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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
Presentation October 8, 2019

Carbon revenues for a renovation revolution

By Louise Sunderland

Louise Sunderland presented "Carbon revenues for a renovation revolution" at REDay 2019 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels. Her talk was part of the day's Financing Renovation segment. The Renovate Europe REDay 2019 was a conference and exhibition showcase of best practice renovation projects and programmes which prove that not ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 26, 2019

Learning from the Czech Republic on using EU ETS revenues for residential renovations

By Louise Sunderland

Public debates on climate strategy tend to focus on carbon pricing. How we spend carbon revenues, however, can be much more important in driving emission reductions. Investing revenues in effective energy efficiency programmes can save seven to nine times more carbon than the price alone. Carbon revenues, therefore, are a key source of funding for the clean energ...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Fact Sheet

Carbon revenues for a just transition

By Louise Sunderland, Richard Cowart

We have in Europe today a huge new opportunity to clean up our energy system, advance social justice and address catastrophic climate change. In this fact sheet, we illuminate the path to achieving these goals — carbon revenue recycling. In other words, we need to invest Europe's EU Emissions Trading System auction revenues into strategic programmes for energy ...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary