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Low Carbon Hydrogen: strategic approach missing in EU’s regulatory framework, but crucial to ensure climate protection

The use of low carbon hydrogen based on non-renewable sources is considered as a transitional solution for the market ramp-up of renewable hydrogen. A new Ariadne paper shows that a strategic approach clarifying the role of non-renewable low carbon ...

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A reward of several hundred euros for a ton of CO2: Climate-damaging subsidies in transport undermine CO2 pricing

Subsidies in the transport sector, such as the diesel or company car privilege, result in negative CO2 prices of between minus 70 and minus 690 euros per ton of CO2 and weaken the effectiveness of CO2 pricing as an ...

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Knowing what works: How to improve the evaluation of existing climate protection measures

In order to assess the success or failure of strategies to reduce emissions in the building sector, reliable data, evaluation of all policy programs, good timing of evaluations and their inclusion in political reform processes are necessary - foundations ...

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Options for a targeted reform of the European climate and energy Governance Regulation

The European Governance Regulation is the pivotal procedural control element for achieving the EU's 2030 energy and climate targets. However, since it came into force in 2018, it has been seen as deficient. Ariadne experts now discuss the reform ...

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Conference: Shaping EU climate and energy policy

From climate clubs and the future design of electricity markets to EU Governance, carbon pricing instruments and social compensation – during the latest ‘Ariadne in Brussels’ event that took place from December 5-8, Ariadne researchers gave insight into their ...

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More new fossil gas heating systems, only tentative progress: energy transition update

Reduced fossil fuel consumption due to the energy crisis, tentative positive signs in the expansion of renewable energy capacities, electric cars and heat pumps – but not fast enough, according to new figures from the Ariadne Transformation Tracker. Moreover, ...

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Effective climate governance through strong climate institutions

In a new Ariadne report, researchers from the Hertie School analyse and compare climate institutions in Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia. They draw on this analysis to offer reform options for German climate institutions in the context ...

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Climate policy in check – an assessment framework for the design of policy pathways

Germany is not “on track” to meet its climate targets by 2030 and 2045. To comply with the Climate Protection Act, the framework conditions should be designed in such a way that businesses and society change their actions and investment ...

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Have your say, help shape the energy transition: What the Ariadne citizens’ conferences show about the energy transition

From rising energy costs for households to the expansion of local renewable energies, the population is increasingly directly affected by the energy and transportation transition, and they want to get involved and have their say. That is why, as ...

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Political consensus for EU emissions trading for heat and transport through fair design and economically efficient price

The extension of emissions trading to the buildings and transport sector (ETS2) is a core element of the European Commission’s Fit for 55 package, which is highly controversial. The aim of the ETS2 is to create incentives for climate-friendly ...