Catégorie : Articles de recherche, working papers, rapports, thèses

Implementing the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework – a closer look at re-newables and opportunities for an Energy Union

On 23-24 October 2014, the European Council decided on a new set of targets for 2030 by adopting the “2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework”. The framework raises several practical questions that need to be addressed in the upcoming legislative process, specifically regarding renewables. The aim of this paper – prepared in the context of the European IEE project “towards2030-dialogue”, of which CEPS is a partner – is to provide a first analysis of these questions and to offer policy recommendations based on our findings…

Tradable Renewable Quota vs. Feed-In Tariff vs. Feed-In Premium under Uncertainty

We study the performance under uncertainty of three renewable energy policy instruments: Tradable Renewable Quota (TRQ), Feed-In-Tariff (FIT), and Feed-In-Premium (FIP). We develop a stylized model of the electricity market, where renewables are characterized by a positive learning externality, which the regulator aims to internalize…

How effective are energy-efficiency incentive programs? Evidence from Italian homeowners

We evaluate incentives for residential energy upgrades in Italy using data from an original survey of Italian homeowners. In this paper, attention is restricted to heating system replacements, and to the effect of monetary and non-monetary incentives on the propensity to replace the heating equipment with a more efficient one…