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National Energy and Climate Plans in the Danube Region - Renewable targets and policies in the transport sectorResearch paper

The EU member countries of the Danube Region (DR) are committed to the RES-T target required by regulation, which is 14% by 2030. Despite the trend of steadily increasing GHG emissions in transportation, all DR member states project emission reductions ...

National Energy and Climate Plans in the Danube Region - The development of renewable heating and coolingResearch paper

Renewables in the heating and cooling (H& C) sector accounts for a very significant part of overall RES consumption in the DR even though the sector does not have near the level of applied support schemes and policies as sectors like power and ...

National Energy and Climate Plans in the Danube Region - The future of natural gasResearch paper

Import dependency in the Danube Region (DR) is very high - on average (76%) - and above 80% in 10 out of the 14 DR countries. The share of gas consumption in DR is similar to the EU28 (~24%) while coal is much higher - 26% compared to 14%There is a common ...

National Energy and Climate Plans in the Danube Region - The future of the electricity sectorResearch paper

This policy brief covers individual DR national energy and climate strategies and the expected developments in the region. changes in power mixes between 2020 and 2030, the role of renewable energy deployment, planned investments to reinforce electricity ...

Rerouting Europe's gas transit landscape - Effects of Russian natural gas infrastructure strategy on the V4Energy Policy, volume 146 (2020)Research paper

The Russian gas transit through Ukraine and the possibility of circumnavigating the historically dominant route poses a serious challenge to European gas markets. With the application of market modelling tools, this paper examines Russian export ...

The effect of discount rate on the yearly payment of Paks Nuclear Power Plant into the central nuclear financial fundCompetition and Regulation 2019Research paper

Decommissioning of nuclear power plants are very costly. In most of the countries using nuclear capacities for electricity production, the dismantling of nuclear waste is financed by a nuclear fund. Due to the fact that the decommissioning and the safety ...

Cost-efficiency benchmarking of European renewable electricity support schemesRenewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsResearch paper

This paper assessesthe cost efficiency of renewable electricity (RES-E) support schemes in Europe for the 2000–2015 period based on data collected by CEER from national regulators. A cost efficiency indicator (CEI) and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) ...

The economic policy concept assisting sustainable water management and the execution of river basin management plansResearch paper

While the economic policy concept of the second river basin management plan (RBMP2) for 2015-2021 complies with the requirements of the WFD and the so called ex ante conditions, it also portrays the economic policy instruments that have been designed to ...

REKK Comment on the new Hungarian renewable electricity support schemeResearch paper

The European Commission has approved the new Hungarian renewable electricity support system (METÁR) in the middle of June, 2017. Accordingly, the Hungarian Ministry of National Development published the proposed new legislation for public ...

A simple compensation mechanism for flood protection services on farmlandLand Use PolicyResearch paper

Reservoirs for the transient storage of water in order to lower river flood peaks would usually be built on farmland and used in case of a serious flood event. Farmers’ willingness to have their lands included in a reservoir critically depends on the ...