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Studies

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

Energy Efficiency
04/2016

These are the interim results of the study characterizing the fuel consumption (WP1) and technologies (WP2) used in the heating/cooling sector in EU28+3. The scenario analysis at the time horizon 2020 and 2030 is under preparation.

Summary

Report 1

Report 2

 

The land use change impact of biofuels consumed in the EU

Renewable energy
03/2016

As Indirect Land Use change (ILUC) can only be modelled not measured, the aim of this study was to model land use change and its greenhouse gas emissions related to biofuels consumed in the EU.

Study

Study on comparative review of investment conditions for electricity and gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) in the EU

Infrastructure
02/2016

The overall objective of the assignment is to assess the investment requirements of the European TSOs in relation to their financing capabilities.

Report

Carbon impacts of biomass consumed in the EU: quantitative assessment

Renewable energy
02/2016

This project delivers a quantitative assessment of the greenhouse gas performance of different scenarios of EU bioenergy consumption post-2020. Researchers found that sustainable bioenergy production and use can deliver significant GHG emission reductions. Savings vary depending on different bioenergy sources.

Report

Appendix

Identifying energy efficiency improvements and saving potential in energy networks and demand response, in support of the implementation of Article 15 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)

Energy Efficiency
01/2016

This report covers the identification and assessment of measures to improve the efficiency of electricity and gas networks. It focusses on the use of demand response to reduce losses and optimalise grid planning and operation.
Interim report 
Final report

Study on energy efficiency and energy saving potential in industry and on possible policy mechanisms

Energy Efficiency
01/2016

The study evaluated eight energy intensive industrial sector groups, and four tertiary sector groups. A detailed bottom-up modelling assessment of the energy consumption trends and energy saving potential through 2050 of the eight industrial sectors was conducted. For the tertiary sectors, due to data limitations, a high-level summary of energy use profiles, energy saving opportunities, implementation barriers and policy options is presented based on literature review.

Report

Options for future European Electricity System Operation

Infrastructure
01/2016

The rapid deployment of variable renewable electricity generation facilities has created challenges for power system operation. The study looks at different options for how transmission system operation functions could be reorganised to best respond to the challenges.

Report

 

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Study on compliance

Energy Efficiency
12/2015

This study aims at analysing on-the-ground compliance with the current national regulatory frameworks across the EU-28. The scope of the study required a detailed analysis of these national frameworks and systems specifically in relation to the compliance with minimum energy performance (MEP) and energy performance certificates (EPCs). The study primarily focused on data pertaining to the year 2014. The study should therefore be considered as providing a ‘snapshot’ of compliance for 2014.

Study

Ecodesign impact accounting – Report 2015

Energy Efficiency
12/2015

This study presents the updated results of a comprehensive accounting of the impacts of ecodesign and energy labelling measures on the energy consumption, the socio-economic situation (jobs), the industrial competitiveness (revenues) and the technology development, over the period 2010-2050.

Report

Accelerating Energy Efficiency in SMEs

Energy Efficiency
12/2015

The IEA Policy Pathway series aims to help policy makers implement the IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations endorsed by the IEA Ministers in 2011. This publication builds on lessons learned from country experiences and provides actionable guidance on how to plan and design, implement, monitor and evaluate energy efficiency programmes targeting SMEs.

Report

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