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A fourth energy package? Summer proposals to amend EU energy market regulationsArticle

In July 2015 the European Commission published a package of proposals to amend the regulation of the energy markets. The “summer energy package” includes the modification of regulations governing the operation of the emission trading system and the ...

Integration of Natural Water Retention Measures in River basin management (2013-2014)Pilot Project - Atmospheric Precipitation - Protection and efficient use of Fresh Water:Analysis

There is an increasing policy interest in the so-called Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) for improving the water status on hydromorphology and diffuse pollution. To respond to this interest, DG ENV launched a dedicated study entitled Pilot Project ...

Twinning: lessons for a South—North climate policy contextClimate Policy 2009Research paper

Twinning is an innovative tool utilized in the EU enlargement process. It is designed to strengthen the institutional capacities of the candidate countries to implement the acquis communautaire. Twinning involves the long-term secondment of a Member ...

Mid-term evaluation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)Analysis

The mid-term evaluation of the RED (Renewable Energy Directive) has been carried out by the consortium of CE Delft, E-Bridge, Ecologic, AEA Ricardo and REKK. The evaluation assesses relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and added value of the RED as a ...

Stakeholder seminar for the Towards the European Energy Union conferenceAnalysis

The Danube Region Energy Strategy has organised its 2nd Annual Stakeholder Workshop on the 20th of March 2015 in Brussels. The general overview for the three thematic sessions was given by REKK.

Mecsek coal mining relaunchedArticle

Last December tha Pannon Thermal Power Plant Inc. resstarted production at the open pit Pécs-Vasas coal mine. Surveys suggest that the 4. 2 km2 site shelters about 3 million tons of extractable coal of which over 100 thousand tons are directly accessible ...

Low Carbon South East EuropeAnalysis

The LOCSEE (Low Carbon South East Europe) project aims to build the capacities of public and other institutions dealing with climate change, and to strengthen the involvement of key stakeholders in policy development across the SEE region. The project ...

The major economic impacts of the 2030 European GHG emission reduction target on HungaryAnalysis

In early 2014, the European Commission published its recommendation for the climate and energy policy frameworks between 2020 and 2030. This study analyses the effects of the abovementioned recommendation to Hungary, focusing on three key areas with high ...

The 2030 European climate policy plansArticle

The current regulatory instrument applied by the EU to curb the emission of greenhouse gases, the emission trading system (ETS) has for years been suffering from a substantial oversupply and low prices, thus in its current form it is not capable of ...

Biennal greenhouse-gas emission report 2013Analysis

The Report fulfils the requirements of the European Parliament Decision 2004/280/EC concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community GHG emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol. The report was prepared for the Ministry of National Development as ...