March 4, 2014

ECN collaborates in first ever global assessment of best practices in green growth revealing pathways for success

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative released a synthesis of key findings from its review of green growth approaches taken in different countries and regions around the world. This summary report, unveiled at the 1st Global Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy in...[more]

February 26, 2014

Social innovation and the role of the government

Citizens become more active in organizing their own environment, such as healthcare and education. The energy sector is no exception to this trend. This so called social innovation in which citizens aim to meet demands for public goods is growing. Why is this happening? And does this have an...[more]

February 26, 2014

The gas debate in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a gas country. But currently fierce debates take place about the gas production from the Groningen reservoir and the potential production of shale gas. Will gas continue to benefit the Dutch economy and deliver energy independency? Is it a sustainable energy source? Or does it...[more]

February 20, 2014

ECN produces scenarios for the future energy mix in Dutch transport

What would a future sustainable transport sector look like? Together with CE Delft and TNO, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and in consultation with involved stakeholders, ECN has drafted scenarios on the future mix of energy carriers for the Dutch transport...[more]

January 22, 2014

The EU needs more to reach its climate and energy objectives

Today’s communication by the European Commission on a 2030 policy framework for climate and energy brings good and bad news. The good news is that it contains a proposal for reform of the EU emissions trading system, including a new reduction target, and a binding target for renewable energy. But...[more]

January 16, 2014

ECN in Abu Dhabi

The excitement is rising for the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi next week.[more]

December 19, 2013

ECN compiles data report on renewable energy in the European Union Member States

All European Union Member States have reporting obligations in the framework of RES Directive 2009/28/EC. This is a European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It mandates renewable energy targets for all European Union Member States, and prescribes an...[more]

December 5, 2013

Meeting the article 7 obligations of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Article 7 of the recently adopted Energy Efficiency Directive obliges the EU member states to achieve 1.5% yearly efficiency improvements during the period 2014-2020, culminating in a cumulative savings target.[more]

November 29, 2013

There is a world to be won outside the COP

Blog from Donald Pols, International Climate Policy manager at ECN. This month he visited the COP meeting for the tenth time.[more]

November 28, 2013

Separating fact from fiction

Recently, a Dutch report titled Energietrends 2013 was published, which has been written by ECN, together with the branch organisations Energie-Nederland and Netbeheer Nederland. With this annual report, the partners aim to provide a factual basis for the discussion on energy supply in the...[more]

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