Ecofys – Energy & Climate Policy

  • Navigant supported McDonald’s in setting science-based target
    Ecofys, a Navigant company, supported McDonald’s in developing a corporate climate target which was announced by McDonald’s in New York today. The targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The global restaurant company announced that it commits to partnering with its franchisees to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions related... Read more »
  • “Power Sector Optimization” in the framework of the Emirati-German Energy Partnership
    Ecofys, a Navigant company, led the visit of a high-level delegation of German power system experts to the UAE last week. Meeting in the context of the bilateral Emirati-German Energy Partnership, the energy experts discussed the transformation of UAE energy sector. The focus of meetings lay on electricity market design, cooperation... Read more »
  • Ecofys, a Navigant company, outlines options for integration of variable renewables in Poland
    A new report presents eight main areas of action to further integrate variable renewable energy sources into the Polish power system. The study, prepared by Ecofys, a Navigant company, for Agora Energiewende and Forum Energii, describes which options are commercially available to policy-makers and market actors to facilitate the integration... Read more »
  • Climate finance: New research identifies what makes a financial mechanism successful
    In a new report, Ecofys, a Navigant company, has analysed which factors ensure a financial mechanism’s success in connecting climate finance to mitigation actions. The report, published as part of the Mitigation Momentum Project, describes the prerequisites for an effective mechanism and provides recommendations to stakeholders in the climate finance... Read more »
  • New Roadmap for the Dutch Chemical Industry towards 2050
    With innovation, it is technically possible for the Dutch chemical industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. The sector could achieve these emission reductions, while continuing to grow its added value by 1% per year. These are key findings of the 2050 Roadmap Ecofys, a Navigant company,... Read more »
  • Ecofys, a Navigant company, assessed future role of gas in a net-zero emissions energy system
    In a new study, Ecofys, a Navigant company, has analysed what role gas and gas infrastructure can play in a zero greenhouse gas emissions energy system by 2050. The study, launched by the Gas for Climate initiative today, shows that renewable gas can play an important role in reducing Europe’s... Read more »
  • Grid operators need a revised cybersecurity strategy in the IoT era
    Cybersecurity threats invade the minds of electricity grid managers on a constant basis, and for good reason, writes Neil Strother of Navigant Research in an article for Euractiv. Navigant Research has examined the cybersecurity threats challenging utilities and other enterprises deploying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.  2018 appears to be another challenging... Read more »
  • The opportunities for storage in ancillary markets – and the uncertainties
    As one of the most lucrative applications for new stationary energy storage systems (ESSs), ancillary services have played a vital role in the industry to date. However, uncertainty remains around the future ability of ESSs to provide these services and what the value will be. In an article for Recharge News,... Read more »
  • Rethinking urban energy: How Europe is leading the way
    To achieve ambitious climate goals in line with the Paris Agreement, cities will need to implement major changes to their energy systems by 2030. One of the most important developments for cities looking to transform their energy profile is the interlinking of the energy sector with buildings and transportation. In an... Read more »
  • Ecofys, a Navigant company, supports launch of EU Energy Poverty Observatory
    Today, Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, has launched the EU Energy Poverty Observatory. The Observatory is part of the EU’s efforts to address energy poverty in European countries. The platform will provide a user-friendly and open-access resource that will disseminate information and good practice, to... Read more »