Research is an essential part of ENT´s activity and is structured through our Research Plan 2014-2020. On the one hand, we try to apply innovative approaches to most of our projects. Internally we conduct an evaluation of the level of innovation of each of them. On the other hand, we participate in R+D projects. Relevant results from both types of projects are published in prestigious international publications and presented in scientific conferences. You can see some examples in this section.

All the members of ENT do research as part of their activity. Also, the ENT Foundation has fellows. This is a figure designated so that third parties can have a research link with ENT, this was especially designed for active or retired scientists linked to other institutes, professionals from NGOs or other relevant institutions doing research or former members of ENT who wish to continue their cooperation. In these cases an agreement with the commitments attached to the collaboration is signed. You can see our fellows here.

ENT also favours the reception of external researchers both in training and consolidated in the form of research visits (e.g. internships, secondments). If you are interested in this option please contact us by clicking here.

Every year we publish an annual report of the results, which you can find in this same section.

>> Research for environmental policy assessment at ENT

LATEST HIGLIGHTS
An exploration into municipal waste charges for environmental management at local level: the case of Spain
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2017

Municipal waste charges (MWCh) have been widely acknowledged as a crucial tool for waste management at the local level. This is because they contribute to financing the costly provision of…

Available the article by Jaume Freire (ENT) on the economic impact of droughts on Water Economics and Policy journal
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2017

The article, titled “A scenario-based framework for assessing the economic potential of droughts impavyes” is authored by Jaume Freire (ENT), Christopher Decker and Jim Hall. It’s…

A scenario-based framework for assessing the economic impacts of potential droughts
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2017

Estimating the potential economic impacts of drought is increasingly prominent in policy discussions on resilience to future population and climate changes. We develop a scenario-based…

Development of a municipal solid waste management decision support tool for Naples, Italy
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2017

Naples has experienced serious waste mismanagement during the last several decades. Illegal waste trafficking, the lack of an appropriate municipal solid waste management plan, and the…

The influence of energy efficiency on other natural resources use: An input-output perspective
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2017

Energy efficiency improvements reduce the costs of energy services, and under some circumstances, increase the available income. This generates an additional increase of consumption of…

New article by Jaume Freire (ENT) on energy efficiency and rebound effect in the Journal of Cleaner Production
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2017

Jaume Freire (ENT) has published a new article about energy efficiency and the rebound effect in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The article entitled “The influence of energy…

A new way to estimate the direct and indirect rebound effect and other rebound indicators
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2017

Some progress has been done during the last years on the methods and provision of empirical evidence on the direct and indirect rebound effect. However, these methods are complex, and…

New article by Jaume Freire (ENT) on the rebound effect in Energy journal
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2017

Jaume Freire (ENT) has published a new article about the rebound effect in the journal Energy. Specifically, the article entitled “A new way to estimate the direct and indirect…

The economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas
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2017

This is a European Commission-funded research project which seeks into the economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other spatial protection measures (SPMs) including no-take…

Published our study on the impact of the presence of impurities in selectively collected biowaste on the quality of compost
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2017

The study was published that analyzes the effects of the impurities in the organic fraction of municipal waste on the compost quality of the composting plants of Catalonia. The study,…

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