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2013 technology map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan): technology descriptions
2013 technology map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan): technology descriptions

9th April 2014

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Energy efficiency, Fuel switching, Nuclear energy, Renewables, Use and storage (CCUS)

This publication is a Scientific and Policy Report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. This fourth edition of the Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) addresses 22 different technologies, covering the whole spectrum of the energy system, including both supply and demand technologies, namely:

  • Wind Power Generation
  • Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generation
  • Concentrated Solar Power Generation
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Marine Energy
  • Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power
  • Carbon Capture and Storage in Power Generation
  • Advanced Fossil Fuel Power Generation
  • Nuclear Fission Power Generation
  • Nuclear Fusion Power Generation
  • Smart Grids
  • Bioenergy - Power and Heat Generation
  • Biofuels for the Transport Sector
  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • Electricity Storage in the Power Sector
  • Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emission Reduction in Industry (the cement industry, the iron and steel industry, the pulp and paper industry)
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Heat Pumps
  • Energy Performance of Buildings

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Energy efficiency – the first fuel for the EU economy: how to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments. Part 1: buildings (interim report)
Energy efficiency – the first fuel for the EU economy: how to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments. Part 1: buildings (interim report)

2nd April 2014

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Energy efficiency, Project financing

This interim report, prepared for the European Commission by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group, describes and addresses the need to increase the scale of energy efficiency investments across the European Union. Buildings are key energy consumers and greenhouse gas emitters - this report shows value in energy efficient investments in buildings that save energy and improve buildings’ financial performance.

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Science for energy: JRC thematic report
Science for energy: JRC thematic report

26th June 2013

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Energy efficiency, Renewables

This report aims to give a comprehensive overview of the work of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) - the European Commission’s in-house science service - in relation to the global energy challenge. The description of the JRC’s work in this area is divided into 7 chapters including renewable energy and energy efficiency. For each chapter, the detailed policy context is cited, showing clearly how and where the JRC provides its scientific and technical support to energy-related policies. Furthermore, an ample list of publications for further reading is proposed as well as useful scientific tools such as maps, energy calculators, specialised information systems and databases.

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EU energy in figures: statistical pocketbook 2013
EU energy in figures: statistical pocketbook 2013

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Energy efficiency, Renewables, Wind energy

This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy related statistics for the European Union as a whole and for each of its Member States, as of June 2013.

The data contained in this pocketbook is drawn from several sources; the European Commission’s services; international organisations, such as the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency and, where no data is currently available, from the European Commission’s estimations.

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European green cars initiative: towards an electric future?
European green cars initiative: towards an electric future?

1st December 2012

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Energy efficiency, Fuel switching

The European Green Cars Initiative is part of the EU’s Economic Recovery Plan and of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a successful and sustainable social market economy. It is an example of action needed today in order to build towards a prosperous and sustainable future.

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Renewable energy progress and biofuels sustainability
Renewable energy progress and biofuels sustainability

1st October 2012

Organisation(s): Ecofys, European Commission

Topic(s): Biofuels / Bioenergy, Renewables

A consortium led by Ecofys was contracted by the European Commission to perform support activities concerning the assessment of progress in renewable energy and sustainability of biofuels.

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EU energy in figures: statistical pocketbook 2012
EU energy in figures: statistical pocketbook 2012

1st January 2012

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Renewables

Energy drives modern economies and is key to the development of our society. This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy-related statistics on the European Union and on each one of its 27 Member States.

The content of this pocketbook is based on a range of sources, including European Commission services, international organisations, such as the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency, and where no data were available, on the European Commission’s own calculations. Indicator calculations follow the methodology established by the European Commission’s Energy DG.

The publication consists of four main parts:
  1. An overview of the energy sector at world and EU level, including the main policy indicators.
  2. A comparative analysis of the main energy indicators, for the EU and its Member States.
  3. A brief analysis of environmental data and of the impact of the energy sector on the environment.
  4. A section presenting the main energy indicators country by country.
The annexes include a detailed overview of the energy industry in the EU as well as a selection of macro-economic indicators.

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Connecting Europe: the energy infrastructure for tomorrow
Connecting Europe: the energy infrastructure for tomorrow

1st January 2012

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Renewables

The EU’s energy infrastructure is ageing and, in its current state, not suited to match future demand for energy, to ensure security of supply or to support large-scale deployment of energy from renewable sources. This brochure gives an overview on the elements of the 'Energy Infrastructure Package', the new priority corridors and areas for the decade up to 2020 and beyond, across the whole energy infrastructure sector.

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Energy roadmap 2050
Energy roadmap 2050

1st January 2012

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Economics, Renewables

The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80–95% below 1990 levels by 2050. In this ‘Energy roadmap 2050’ the Commission explores the challenges posed by delivering the EU’s decarbonisation objective while at the same time ensuring security of energy supply and competitiveness.

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Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. Guidance document 1: CO2 storage life cycle risk management framework
Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. Guidance document 1: CO2 storage life cycle risk management framework

29th March 2011

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Use and storage (CCUS)

This document addresses the overall framework for geological storage for the entire life cycle of geological CO2 storage activities including its phases, main activities and major regulatory milestones. Other issues addressed include the high-level approach to risk assessment and management which is intended to ensure the safety and effectiveness of geological storage, and the processes by which the Competent Authority or Authorities (CA or CAs) in each EU Member State can interact with the operators at key project stages, particularly with regard to risk management. 

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Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. Guidance document 4: article 19 financial security and article 20 financial mechanism
Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. Guidance document 4: article 19 financial security and article 20 financial mechanism

29th March 2011

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Project financing, Use and storage (CCUS)

This document is part of a series of four guidance documents issued by the European Commission, each covering different aspects of the geological storage of CO2. This document provides guidance on financial security and financial mechanism.

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The cost of carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in Europe
The cost of carbon capture and storage demonstration projects in Europe

13th January 2010

Organisation(s): European Commission

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Economics, Use and storage (CCUS)

This report describes the methodology used for the estimation of the costs of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration programme in Europe. Financial needs have been estimated based on the calculation of the difference of lifetime capital and operating costs between CCS and conventional plants; and on assumptions concerning the composition of the CCS demonstration programme. The additional lifetime costs of a CCS demonstration plant have been estimated using reference values for the cost of the CO2 capture technologies (pre- and postcombustion and oxyfuel), which have stemmed from an extensive assessment of literature sources using a transparent methodology, which alleviates to a significant extent the confusion about the economics of CCS technologies.

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