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Environmental innovation that serves society

The consumption of energy shows that we have reached the limits of growth, not only for the availability of resources but for the impacts generated (climate change, nuclear reactor accidents, geopolitical conflicts, etc.). Public policies in the European Union are oriented to an improvement in energy efficiency and savings, with an increased use of renewable energies. Establishing ambitious targets, not only helps preventing the impacts from the current energy model, but also serves as a real strategy to favour economic development and competitiveness.

From ENT we offer our services to the public administrations, as well as other public and private organisations that contribute to the attainment of a sustainable energy model. Our main services are:

  • Realisation of studies for the definition of policies or plans in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energies.
  • Elaboration of plans for the implementation of energy policies with the objectives of savings and harnessing of renewable energies.

For all the services and as a fundamental strategy of our conception, we assume that in the first place the effort must be focused on savings, followed by efficiency and finally by obtaining energy from renewable sources.

Taxation of electric vehicles in Spain
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The electric vehicle is called to play a central role in the short term given the relevance of the transport sector in terms of its contribution to the consumption of fossil fuels and the…

Energy efficiency and rebound effect in Catalonia
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This project, financed by the “Commission for Universities and Research of the Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise of the Generalitat de Catalunya” took shape…

Energy Efficiency Policies and the Jevons Paradox
| | Publications| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Jaume Freire González

Energy and climate change policies are often strongly based on achieving energy efficiency targets. These policies are supposed to reduce energy consumption and consequently, associated…

Carbon and Energy Pricing Reform in Europe (CEPRiE)
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The Carbon and Energy Pricing Reform in Europe (CEPRiE) project is led by Green Budget Europe with Fundació ENT Foundation acting as a partner in Spain.
The project aims at promoting…

The Remarkable Environmental Rebound Effect of Electric Cars: A Microeconomic Approach
| | Publications| Jaume Freire González

This article presents a stepwise, refined, and practical analytical framework to model the microeconomic environmental rebound effect (ERE) stemming from cost differences of electric cars…