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18/11/2016
Energy system models help us understand the impact of making changes to the energy system before we make them. The insights tend to vary significantly depending on the time-horizon in question. Some models focus on the short-term (years ahead) so... read more
18/11/2016
Energy systems have evolved from individual systems with little or no dependencies into a complex set of integrated systems at scales that include customers, cities, and regions. This evolution has been driven by political, economic, and... read more
18/11/2016
In the past, the main use of academic and policy-led energy models was to understand the flows of traditional energy resources in the contexts of value for money and security of supply. read more
18/11/2016
ewi Energy Research & Scenarios is a non-profit organization focussing on applied economic research on energy markets and energy policy. We have a team of about 35 people, many of them simultaneously pursuing their PhD at the University of... read more
28/09/2016
What is the potential contribution of sustainable heating and cooling to energy transition in Europe? Well, as a point of departure, let’s bear in mind that heating and cooling account for more than half of the energy used in the EU today. Moreover, as the recently... read more
28/09/2016
How is CHP contributing to Europe’s policy objectives regarding energy efficiency and the decarbonisation of the European energy sector? Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a valuable principle within Europe’s energy efficiency and decarbonisation policy toolkit. CHP... read more
28/09/2016
What are the main current trends on the heat pump market in Europe? Heat pumps are an established technology for heating and cooling as well as hot water production in many EU countries. In some countries, like Norway, Sweden, and Finland heat pumps are the dominant heating... read more
28/09/2016
What are the most pressing actions that need to be taken to create an efficient and decarbonised European market for heating and cooling? The most pressing action is to modernise the stock of inefficient heaters which are currently installed in EU homes.Heating and cooling... read more
20/01/2016
Why is CCU an important technology option for Europe? Europe is a world leader when it comes to innovative and key enabling technologies. The chemical and biotechnological industries, and also the processing industry, are strong and major drivers of... read more
20/01/2016
Why is CCU an important technology option for Europe? A range of technical solutions is required to fight climate change. Among these, the capture and storage of CO2 (CCS) emissions from fixed sources such as power plants or manufacturing industries... read more
20/01/2016
Why is CCU an important technology option for Europe? Carbon dioxide is an under-exploited resource that we really should use to produce value added materials - materials that can replace fossil oil as a petrochemical feedstock. read more
19/01/2016
The world’s carbon dependence has overwhelmed the planet’s ability to process the resulting carbon dioxide emissions. What solutions exist to restore balance to the carbon cycle? read more
26/08/2015
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership due to the fact that the research community is considered to be one of the main stakeholders in the decision-making process and is a full member of the FCH... read more
26/08/2015
The approval of the continuation of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), with a 40% increased budget, was a major step for the sector. It was a testimony to the excellent performance of the first Joint Technology Initiative (JTI... read more
26/08/2015
Public concerns over hydrogen safety represent a barrier to the large-scale market uptake of hydrogen technologies. What are the main safety issues involved with the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier? read more
26/08/2015
What is the current status with the development and deployment of fuel cell cars and buses in Europe? What needs to be done to ensure a wider market share for these vehicles? read more
08/05/2015
What are the main geothermal energy technologies, and which of these technologies has the greatest potential on the European market? E.H.: Geothermal energy technologies depend on the specific geological setting. We have hot water bearing horizons... read more
08/05/2015
EHPA advocates for heat pumps to be acknowledged as a technology that is key to achieving Europe’s climate and energy goals. read more
17/02/2015
What are some of the advantages (and disadvantages) of thin film Photovoltaic (PV) technologies over the more conventional crystalline silicon panels that make up most of the market? Just to put things into perspective, conventional crystalline... read more
16/02/2015
What is the role of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) and how does its work contribute to the security of Europe’s supply of critical materials? The role of EGS is to provide public Earth science knowledge to support the EU’s competitiveness, social well-being,... read more

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