NRC on Environment and energy

Profile 2018 - 2020

Rationale

The NRC on environment and energy is required to support the EEA's work on energy, including aspects related to the integration of climate and energy issues. It is also expected to actively engage with the relevant EEA staff in identifying country-specific challenges and solutions to achieve medium and long-term energy goals, in particular in the context of the Energy Union..

Expertise

    • Reporting of national information under energy-related EU policies (e.g. Renewable Energy Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive)
    • Environmental, socio-economic and technical implications of the energy system transformation including renewable integration into the grid and demand side aspects (e.g. consumer behaviour, demand response, etc.);
    • Good practices in implementing energy efficiency measures across various sectors (e.g. public, industry, residential, tertiary, transport);
    • Broader environmental impacts of energy consumption and production (water, land-use, ecosystems and ecosystems services)
    • Renewable energy development
    • Development of primary and final energy intensity
    • Policy effectiveness and policy efficiency indicators for renewable energy and energy efficiency policies
    • Scenario building

    Policy processes to be supported

    • 2020 Climate and Energy Package
    • 2030 Climate and energy framework
    • Energy Union and its Governance
    • Energy markets
    • Renewable Energy Directive
    • Energy Efficiency Directive
    • State aid modernisation
    • Energy taxation

    Expected input and contributions from the NRC in 2018 - 2020

    • Review and provide comments on EEA reports addressing the energy sector and the energy system, such as the annual reports on ‘Trends and projections’ and on ‘Renewable energy in Europe’, methodological papers and energy indicators.

    Relevant organisations and networks

    • European Commission: DG ENER, DG ENV, DG CLIMA, DG Eurostat, DG JRC
    • EU working groups on energy reporting
    • International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    • Energy industry associations
    • Environmental NGOs