January 18, 2012

Practical and tailored information can increase the impact of the energy label

The impact that the energy label has on homeowners decisions to buy and renovate dwellings is currently limited. However, more tailored information can help increase the impact of energy labels. Households need practical and tailored information about energy saving in their own dwelling. This is...[more]

December 7, 2011

European cooperation in energy research pays off

By cooperating, energy research organisations in Europe are able to accelerate the development of low-carbon technologies. The organisations have joined forces in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and align their activities in Joint Programmes of research. This reduces the duplication of...[more]

December 7, 2011

Low-carbon development strategies: “readiness” varies amongst countries

Low-carbon development strategies have attracted interest in the climate negotiations as a soft alternative to voluntary or obligatory national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets - especially for developing countries. Several countries have embarked on drafting an LCDS. A recent Energy...[more]

November 29, 2011

Improved European observation network supports effective climate policy

To provide an independent assessment whether European climate policy is effective, it is essential to monitor concentrations and fluxes of non-CO2 greenhouse gases accurately. A crucial component in doing so is a precise and reliable measuring infrastructure. As of this week, the Energy research...[more]

October 24, 2011

Large saving on energy bill of households is feasible

Tailored policy is needed Four out of five households will profit from implementing one or more energy saving measures in their homes. On average this could save 22 percent on the energy bill. In practise, however, there appear to be large differences among households. Particularly the individual...[more]

October 12, 2011

CCS in Dutch industry globally highly recommended

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology for reducing climate change inducing CO2 emissions, is mostly associated with coal-fired plants. However, CO2 can also be captured in industrial applications, for example in the chemical industry, the steel industry and refineries. In fact, in these...[more]

September 5, 2011

Wim Sinke honoured with prestigious award for outstanding merits in PV

On 5 September, Prof. Dr. Wim Sinke, senior Staff member Programme & Strategy Solar Energy at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), received the prestigious “Becquerel Prize” at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. The European PV...[more]

June 22, 2011

Climate adaptation of electricity sector could cost Europe €15-19 billion per year

A recent study by Ecorys, in consortium with Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Nuclear Research and consultancy Group (NRG),for the European Commission shows that in order to ‘climate proof’ the European electricity sector, investments between €15 and €19 billion per year could be...[more]

June 15, 2011

Involvement in CCS projects explained

With the title "Communication strategies and the involvement of stakeholders in CCS projects: NEARCO2 results of the European project" a workshop will be organised in London and Madrid in June.[more]

April 22, 2011

Expectations about use of electric cars differ across Europe

Compared to other Europeans, the Dutch sometimes have different needs when it comes to charging electric cars. That is the outcome of a study on the preferences of Europeans with regard to charging of electric cars, conducted by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in the framework...[more]

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