energy efficiency

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Policy Contribution

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Going local: empowering cities to lead EU decarbonisation

Decarbonisation and digitalisation are reshaping the European energy system, which will become more decentralised and interconnected with other sectors. Cities have the opportunity to be the key drivers of decarbonisation, but this will require the implementation of a new bottom-up governance system. This paper outlines a four-step mechanism in order to achieve decarbonisation at city level.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: November 30, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

Unpacking European Energy Policy

At this event the European Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, presented an important energy package.

Speakers: Miguel Arias Cañete, Siobhan Hall, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 24, 2016
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Opinion

Simone Tagliapietra
Georg Zachmann

Decarbonisation: a future fiscal headache for europe?

Energy taxes contribute significantly to public budgets in the EU, but with the aim to reduce greenhouse emissions, the EU will have to fully decarbonise its energy system. However, taxing green energy poses a significant challenge, which could result in a tax revenue gap. Before this becomes a reality, European governments must start looking for alternative sources of public finance.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: October 25, 2016
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Policy Contribution

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An approach to identify the sources of low-carbon growth for Europe

In order to secure growth and jobs, Europe needs a new growth model built on developing emerging sectors with high value added. But in which sectors can Europe grow, and what economic policies would work?

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 27, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?

The COP21 negotiations in Paris resulted in ambitious targets but little detail on implementation. Which measures should the EU now take? Bruegel was pleased to welcome Commissioner Cañete for a discussion on the proposed Commission Work Programme for 2016.

Speakers: Hendrik Bourgeois, Miguel Arias Cañete, Ewa Krukowska, Giacomo Luciani and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: February 8, 2016
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Blog Post

Simone Tagliapietra
Georg Zachmann

The EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework: Keeping up the pressure on governance structures

The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on 26 November should indicate a clear way forward.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Date: September 17, 2015
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Blog Post

Georg Zachmann

What should Europe do about high energy prices?

Though Europe might have to live with higher energy prices than the US, it does not face a trade-off between remaining competitive and becoming sustainable.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: March 12, 2014