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Projecttitle:
Policy Instruments to Support RE Industrial Value Chain Development
Project description:

The discussion on increasing rates of renewable energy technology (RET) deployment seems to have shifted from why to how. While the cost debate still is important, with falling prices for RETs and fast growing deployment, capturing the benefits of RET deployment slowly becomes the focus of the public and scientific discussion. First studies on employment effects have been published. Though employment and value added are two sides of roughly the same coin, a study of the value chain allows for a specific focus and additional information for policy makers on how to strengthen their countries position in RET deployment. The overarching questions for policy makers are:

  • 1. How can RET investments be turned into drivers and catalysts for sustainable development and value creation with a maximum of tangible benefits for local populations?
  • 2. What policy instruments are most effective for achieving these outcomes? The discussion on increasing rates of renewable energy technology (RET) deployment seems to have shifted from why to how. While the cost debate still is important, with falling prices for RETs and fast growing deployment, capturing the benefits of RET deployment slowly becomes the focus of the public and scientific discussion. First studies on employment effects have been published. Though employment and value added are two sides of roughly the same coin, a study of the value chain allows for a specific focus and additional information for policy makers on how to strengthen their countries position in RET deployment.

The overarching questions for policy makers are:

  • 1. How can RET investments be turned into drivers and catalysts for sustainable development and value creation with a maximum of tangible benefits for local populations?
  • 2. What policy instruments are most effective for achieving these outcomes?
Duration:
2013
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A new Enviromental Accounting Framework Using Externality Date and Input-Output Tools for Policy Analysis
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This study on behalf of the Commission of the European Union (EC) tries to set up a detailed environmentally extended (EE) Input-Output (I-O) framework, with links to other socio-economic models, in which as many of these estimates as possible are included. Such an EE I-O table for the EU 25 does not exist. This will allow for the estimation of environmental impacts and external costs of different economic sector activities, final consumption activities and resource consumption for countries in the EU. More detailed information can be found on the project homepage EXIOPOL.

Duration:
2006
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