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Solar Energy for Multi Family Houses in Lithuania


Report: Solar Energy for Multi Family Houses in Lithuania

Multi-family houses in Lithuania have a huge potential for solar energy, which has hardly been realised so far. A study by the EUKI project now confirms the economic viability of investments in photovoltaic modules in the Baltic state. The authors Joris Nettestroth, Oliver Rosebrock, Knut Höller, Kęstutis Kupšys, Vitas Mačiulis and Inga Rovbutas recommend the creation of more favourable and flexible legal framework conditions and, for example, the creation of “energy partnerships”. In addition, homeowners and residents should be better informed about renewable energies, which many are still sceptical about. Lithuania’s long-term policy goal is complete domestic power generation by 2050, for which pure consumers must become “prosumers”.

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SOL: Solar Energy for Multi-Family Buildings in Lithuania

Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Polish Draft Energy and Climate Plan


Briefing: Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Romanian Draft Energy and Climate Plan

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives. This briefing assesses the draft plan of Romania and an overall score is provided at the end of the assessment. The study concludes that it is paramount that the final plan includes more effective policies that can untap Romania’s full potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport, buildings and agricultural sectors.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Hungarian Draft Energy and Climate Plan


Briefing: Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Hungarian Draft Energy and Climate Plan

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives. This briefing assesses the draft plan of Hungary and an overall score is provided at the end of the assessment. The study concludes that it is of paramount importance that in the final plan the commitment to the 2030 climate objectives is strengthened and involves all stakeholders in a transparent process.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

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Briefing: Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Spanish Draft Energy and Climate Plan

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives. This briefing assesses the draft plan of Spain and an overall score is provided at the end of the assessment. The study concludes that the country should continue the direction set by the draft plan and reinforce its climate promises.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Italian Draft Energy and Climate Plan


Briefing: Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Italian Draft Energy and Climate Plan

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives. This briefing assesses the draft plan of Italy and an overall score is provided at the end of the assessment. The study concludes that it is paramount that the final plan addresses shortcomings and includes more effective policies that can untap the country’s full potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the transport and agricultural sectors.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Polish Draft Energy and Climate Plan


Briefing: Fit to Succeed? An Assessment of the Polish Draft Energy and Climate Plan

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives. This briefing assesses the draft plan of Poland and an overall score is provided at the end of the assessment. The study concludes that it is paramount that the final plan addresses shortcomings and includes more effective policies to drive the decarbonisation of the transport, buildings and agricultural sectors.

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport

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EUKI Press Review 2/2019

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) regularly produces a press review, which reflects the international reporting on the financing programme of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and on the work involved in the projects. The selected articles are derived from submissions by project-implementing organisations and from in-house research. The present edition covers reporting from April to June 2019.

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Report: The Southeast European Power System in 2030

The increased use of wind power and photovoltaics could improve the electricity system in South Eastern Europe, according to a report by Agora Energiewende. Renewable energies could replace outdated lignite-fired power plants. A mix of sun, wind, water and gas could protect the climate and at the same time increase security of supply and reduce the costs of the electricity system.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

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Report: U progu zmian: Polska polityka przemysłowa wobec niskoemisyjnej transformacji (Polish)

This report shows how Poland could become one of the European pioneers in the development of a low-emission industry. It would require the implementation of systematic incentives to modernisation and the strengthening of cooperation at the EU level. The study focuses on Polish heavy industry and how far-reaching emission reductions could be promoted in the sector.

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Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe

Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector


Report: Inclusive Transformation of the European Materials Sector

The “Climate-Friendly Materials Platform” advocates the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector in Central and Southern Europe. An essential part of the project are Round Tables bringing together policy makers, industry and academia. This study provides an overview of the path towards a low-emission basic materials sector in Hungary, Poland and Greece. It shows the status quo as well as national and European solutions. In particular, the advantages of Europe-wide policy measures and European cooperation are evident.

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Climate-Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting the Transition in Central and Southern Europe