08.07.2014 | Reports & Briefs

CAN Europe, in its latest working document "Towards a functioning low-carbon investment framework in Europe: the need to modernize increasingly prevalent traditional capacity remuneration mechanisms”, has analysed existing and potential CRMs, looking at their potential impacts on the functioning of the energy market and future investments. This briefing aims to briefly present the key conclusions, and to increase the understanding of this complex topic among environmental NGOs.

08.07.2014 | Reports & Briefs

This report aims to enrich the debate by increasing the understanding of this complex topic among Environmental NGOs. The report analyses existing and potential capacity remuneration mechanisms (CRMs), a policy instrument capable of altering the energy market by creating additional revenue streams for capacity. Although some member states in Europe are already using certain forms of capacity mechanisms under what we call a ‘traditional approach’, this report builds the argument that a ‘modern approach’ to CRMs could be proposed.

14.06.2014 | Reports & Briefs

CAN Europe, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Europe, E3G and WWF jointly published a briefing on the Energy Efficiency Directive Progress Review.

13.05.2014 | Reports & Briefs

The escalating crisis in Ukraine has propelled European energy security to the top of agenda. EU leaders have called a comprehensive plan for reducing energy dependency. CAN Europe calls for Europe’s plan to improve energy security to be backed by three concrete actions:

25.02.2014 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing aims to provide clarity to the ongoing debate on Europe’s industrial competitiveness and the effect of climate polices. There is very little factual evidence substantiating that the risk of carbon leakage is real.

25.02.2014 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing aims to provide initial views on the approach regarding energy savings, proposed by the European Commission (EC) in its 2030 framework communication and accompanying documents. More specifically, it elaborates why it is important to demonstrate real commitment for the continuation of EU energy savings policies and ensure that a proposal for an energy savings target, followed by policies and measures, will take place.

24.02.2014 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing aims to provide guidance on the European Commission’s 2030 framework communication (White Paper) and accompanying documents. More specifically, it identifies the benefits of moving to an energy system with larger shares of renewable energies, as outlined in the Impact assessment of the 2030 white paper. It also provides an initial view of the concept of a EU-wide binding target for renewables, as proposed in the White Paper.

24.02.2014 | Reports & Briefs

This document analyses the European Commission’s Communication Energy Prices and Costs in Europe, and it identifies the main conclusions.

21.11.2013 | Reports & Briefs

This new report highlights the climate impacts hitting Europe from a variety of perspectives, including ecological and food security.

29.07.2013 | Reports & Briefs

A new discussion paper prepared by Climate Analytics for CAN Europe that provides an analysis of the adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit.

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    Are EU member-states in Southeast Europe ready for timely and just transition beyond coal? For the Western Balkans, membership hopefuls, the question is how much longer can public subsidies and Chinese loans keep coal zombie alive at growing cost to health, livelihoods, and the environment?
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