Projects for Energy and Climate Change

  • November 2016 - March 2017

    Task Force: The Role of Business in the Circular Economy

    CEPS Energy Climate House is launching a new Task Force on the circular economy with a focus on the role of EU policy and regulation to guide businesses and industry. Special attention will be given to the barriers and enablers companies encounter in their attempts to introduce circularity into their business operations as well as the measures needed to help businesses adapt to the changing environment and take advantage of new market opportunities. An additional key topic to be discussed is how we can improve coherence between sectoral approaches and an overall circular economy policy framework. The Task Force will provide a forum where stakeholders from different sectors can discuss these issues in a structured way. 

  • October 2016 - September 2018

    Measuring the IMPACTS of the Transition to the CIRCULAR Economy (CIRCULAR IMPACTS)

    CIRCULAR IMPACTS will assist the EU and its policy makers in realizing the transition from its current predominantly linear economy to a circular economy, by establishing a flexible and accessible evidence base with concrete data on macro-economic, societal, environmental and labour market impacts of this transition, and by adding relevant knowledge to that evidence base. For this purpose a web platform will be designed, which facilitates easy access to data repositories and fills up the existing knowledge gap in the European Commission’s impact assessments by mapping the benefits of a circular economy for both environment and economy. 

  • April 2016 - March 2018

    SET-Nav - Strategic Energy Roadmap

    Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation (SET-Nav) - SET-Nav intends support strategic decision marking in Europe’s energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system. It is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme with a large consortium of academics, research and industry partners.

  • February 2015 - July 2018

    CARISMA - Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of climate Mitigation Actions

    CARISMA supports the development and diffusion of options, both technologies and practices, for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate-friendly technologies and practices often already exist, yet for several reasons they do not enter the mainstream. CARISMA draws on existing and new insights for recommendations on research and innovation efforts for the development and diffusion of climate change mitigation options, including through international cooperation and better coordination of efforts as well as for policy and governance aspects. CARISMA is a funded project by the EU (Horizon 2020) for the period February 2015 - July 2018.

  • January 2015 - December 2017

    2030 governance project

    2030 governance project (2015-17) CEPS and ECH (Energy Climate House) are partners in a project for the German energy ministry (BMWi) on 2030 governance. CEPS-ECH examines the role of regional cooperation in implementing the EU 2030 climate & energy framework. Specifically, regional initiatives for electricity markets and renewable support systems will be looked into.

  • November 2014 - October 2017

    EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS)

    The EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment.

    With a focus on smart cities, energy efficiency, transport and mobility and ICT, SCIS showcases solutions in the fields of sustainable building and district development, renewable energy sources for cities, energy efficiency and low-carbon technology applications. Launched with support from the European Commission, SCIS encompasses ongoing and future projects under the CONCERTO initiative, Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (SCC EIP), Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) and Smart Cities calls in Horizon 2020.

    The Smart Cities Information System:

    · Collects valuable data and expertise from smart cities demonstration projects and sites and channels them into a comprehensive database to promote replication of projects;

  • March 2014 - November 2016

    Towards 2030-dialogue

    The aim of this proposed action is to facilitate and guide the RES policy dialogue for the period towards 2030. This strategic initiative aimed for an intense stakeholder dialogue to establish a European vision of a joint future RES policy framework. The dialogue process was coupled with in-depth and continuous analysis of relevant topics that include RES in all energy sectors but with more detailed analyses for renewable electricity.

  • January 2014 - December 2016

    POCACITO - European post-carbon cities of tomorrow

    The project Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow - foresight for sustainable pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context (POCACITO) is a research project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development. The objective of the project is to facilitate the transition of EU cities to a forecasted sustainable or "post-carbon" economic model, eventually leading to an evidence-based EU 2050 post-carbon city roadmap.

  • May 2013 - April 2016

    Mobilizing and transferring knowledge on post-2012 climate policy implications (POLIMP)

    POLIMP will explore for different policy and decision making levels, knowledge gaps about implications of possible directions of international climate policies. Subsequently, it will cover these gaps with knowledge packages derived from stakeholder consultation, analysis of climate policy decision at national, EU and UN policy levels, and review of ongoing research. POLIMP is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

  • April 2013 - April 2015

    NorthSeaGrid - Offshore Electricity Grid Implementation in the North Sea

    The objective of the NorthSeaGrid project was to outline the financial and regulatory barriers to implementation of an offshore grid in the North Sea. The project provides recommendations on how to remove these barriers based upon technical, regulatory & financial analysis of practical case studies.