Kurzstudie: Energy Transition Tax Credit CITE (Frankreich)

In the current context of ambitious climate policies and given the weight of the residential sector in
industrialised countries‘ energy end use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the promotion of energy
efficiency investments in the existing building stock is a major task in climate and energy policy.

Download PDF (1,22 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Bonus-Malus Vehicle Incentive System (Frankreich)

Under President Emmanuel Macron who became the French President in May 2017, France confirmed
its leadership role on climate change issues. In addition to an accelerated coal phase-out, the
government announced that it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 onwards.

Download PDF (1,24 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Bio-Methane Support Policy (Frankreich)

This study looks at French climate and agricultural policy, in particular ‘Le plan Énergie Methanisation
Autonomie Azote (EMAA)’ (the energy methanisation autonomy nitrogen plan), and assesses its
transferability to the German context.

Download PDF (1,36 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Energy Performance Certificate Database (Dänemark)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), and databases that contain all of the information of the EPCs,
are a policy tool used throughout the European Union to address the problem of incomplete information
about the energy performance of buildings in the housing and buildings market.

Download PDF (1,66 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (Dänemark)

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) (2012/27/EU), adopted on 25 October 2012, requires European
Union EU Member States (EU MS) to set indicative national energy efficiency targets ensuring that the
EU reaches its target of saving 20% of primary and final energy consumption by 2020 compared to
business-as-usual projections.

Download PDF (909,01 KB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Action Plans for the Aquatic Environment and Green Growth Agreement (Dänemark)

Denmark has been a forerunner in climate policy for several decades. Exceeding international targets (such as the targets imposed by the European Union (EU)), it aims to be a fossil fuel independent society by 2050.

Download PDF (1.001,04 KB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Modal Shift Policy (Schweiz)

The Swiss modal shift policy is an ambitious policy package designed to shift freight transport from
roadways to railways. The modal shift policy has been advocated in both Germany and Switzerland by
representatives from a wide political spectrum, but the appropriate policies to achieve this target were
never enacted in Germany in a manner similar to Switzerland.

Download PDF (1,66 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Tax Deduction Scheme (Belgien)

The Belgian tax deduction scheme for energy saving investments was introduced in 1992 and is
currently the only policy instrument at national level aimed at promoting energy efficiency in the industry.

Download PDF (1,01 MB)

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Diskussionspapier: Enhancing the quality of life in Polish cities with energy and resource efficient revitalization

A study by The Polish Academy of Sciences revealed that in the next 30 years the population of all 66 major Polish cities with over 100,000 inhabitants will shrink, in some cases by as much as 50%. Two main factors responsible for this condition are aging population and migration to suburbs (PAN 2017).

Download PDF (4,39 MB)

REVIPOWER – Energie- und ressourceneffiziente Quartierssanierungen in polnischen Städten