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    Almut Bonhage

    An energy efficiency review of the modelling supporting the EC strategic long-term vision

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    In April 2018, we published a review of the critique by energy efficiency stakeholders on the EU’s energy system modelling.

    Following the publication of the European Commission’s long-term strategic vision for a climate-neutral economy (LTS), this paper reviews whether the critique has been addressed, based on the Commission’s modelling work and its report on the in depth analysis of the LTS (LTS analysis).

    Stefan Scheuer: An energy efficiency review of the modelling supporting the EC strategic long-term vision

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    EU long-term climate strategy – an energy efficiency review and comparison

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    The European Commission’s scenarios supporting a long-term climate strategy are deficient on energy efficiency, according to our review. Choices and assumptions on energy efficiency investments, technologies and solutions are made, but are not explained and justified. Furthermore, they build on a pessimistic future policy outlook. The 2050 energy savings of up to 43% achieved in the Commission’s scenarios are well below the cost-effective potentials of 51%, which can reach up to 67% with societal trends, according to a new Fraunhofer ISI research, commissioned by the Coalition for Energy Savings.

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    Launch of Brexit Watch – level playing field in the future EU-UK relationship

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    Stefan Scheuer started a new weekly news update Brexit watch which covers the unfolding future EU-UK relationship with a focus on the debate around an environmental and health level playing field. The purpose of a level playing field is to avoid unfair competition, for example through lower standards.

    Brexit Watch is managed by Stefan Scheuer, as editor responsible, and sponsored by CHEM Trust. CHEM Trust works to prevent chemicals from causing damage to wildlife or humans, by ensuring they are substituted with safer alternatives (www.chemtrust.org).

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    2018 energy savings Art 7

    Energy Efficiency Directive Art 7: Assessment of national progress (2018)

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    Art 7 energy savings

    Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to put in place energy efficiency measures to deliver annual end-use energy savings worth 1.5% of energy sales starting in 2014.

    This report looks at the total savings reported by Member States in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and compares those to the notified Article 7 savings targets.

    Stefan Scheuer, 2018, Energy savings under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive – Assessment of national progress reports and positions

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    Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

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    Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the Green European Foundation, European Renewable Energies Federation and Le Monde Diplomatique publishes the European Energy Atlas 2018.

    EU Member States are discussing their energy and climate strategy until 2030. Are these measures currently being negotiated in Europe enough?

    The European Energy Atlas provides a compass on the different energy discussions in different Member States but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.

    Stefan Scheuer and Marion Santini contributed to the chapter on energy efficiency. Learn more about the project here.

    Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2018, Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

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    The EU’s energy system modelling – critique and recommendations

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    There is a long history of criticising the PRIMES modelling and impact assessments by the European Commission, going back to industrial stakeholders criticising already in 2011 the lack of transparency in developing the “Energy Roadmap 2050”.Over the last years, energy efficiency stakeholders have voiced their critique regarding the use of discount rates and assessment approach. Based on this critique we have identified issues related to the transparency of the process, the assumptions made (input), and to the presentation of the results (output).

    Marion Santini, Stefan Scheuer
    With support from Erica Hope (European Climate Foundation)

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    The EU’s energy system modelling – critique and recommendations

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    The EU’s energy system modelling sets the analytical basis for energy and climate policy making. But the model falls short of coping with the system transformation where energy efficiency, energy demand, intelligent management and societal changes are of increasing importance. Our new report provides an overview of the main critique and develops recommendations to overcome the main issues.

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    Destination Paris: Why the EU’s climate policy will derail without energy efficiency

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    The Paris Climate Agreement’s entry into force has clearly not yet spurred policymakers to charge toward the goal of limiting climate change to “well below 2°C” and targeting 1.5°C, warn Dr. Jan Rosenow and Stefan Scheuer. Energy efficiency remains the key to success. A new study by the Regulatory Assistance Project, Oeko-Institut, and Stefan Scheuer Consulting shows that energy efficiency is critical for achieving the carbon reduction goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

    Study by: Dr Jan Rosenow (Regulatory Assistance Project), Jakob Graichen (Öko-Institut), Stefan Scheuer (Stefan Scheuer Consulting)

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    Stefan Scheuer joins Board of the European Environmental Bureau

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    Stefan Scheuer has been elected as member of the Board of the European Environmental Bureau, which is the environmental voice of European citizens and Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations. Stefan Scheuer represents the International Chemicals Secretariat working for a toxic free environment.

    Energy Efficiency - Art 7 - national progress reports

    Energy Efficiency Directive Art 7: Assessment of national progress (2017)

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    Art 7 - national progress reports

    The Energy Efficiency Directive sets a requirement for Member States to put in place policies and measures to deliver each year from 2014-2020 new end-use energy savings worth 1.5% of energy sales (Article 7).

    This report aims to assess and map national progress towards the Article 7 target.

    It looks at the cumulative savings reported in 2014-2015 and compares them with the Article 7 targets notified by Member States.

    Eero Purontaus, Stefan Scheuer, 2017. Energy savings under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive – Assessment of national progress reports and positions

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