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13th Florence Rail Summary – Rail passenger security: is it a challenge for the Single European Railway Area?

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Editor(s): FINGER Matthias; BERT Nadia; KUPFER David; BOUCHARD Kathryn

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Recent terrorist attacks directly targeted the European transport system (Thalys – 21 August 2015, Brussels metro and airport – 22 March 2016). Public opinion is now particularly concerned, and companies as well as institutions have started to act to improve the security of the transport system. Major initiatives have been adopted by the European Commission […]

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18 No 4 – Reform of the Railway Sector and its Achievements

2016 Journal | Transport

Editor(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, KUROSAKI, Fumio, RAZAGHI Mohamad

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In the last three decades, state-owned railways have been reformed in many countries. The Japanese National Railways (JNR) was the first railway system to be divided and corporatized in 1987. In the following year, the Swedish State Railways (SJ) was reformed by introducing vertical separation, and this case had much influence on the stipulation of […]

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European Transport Regulation Observer – Disruptive technologies in air traffic management

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Author(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, BUTTON Kenneth, ADLER Nicole

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Air Traffic Management (ATM) is a conservative sector in which technological modernisation follows an evolutionary path, at best. This evolution is predominantly shaped by regulation and the monopolistic infrastructure operators, the national Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). Technological disruptions, on the other hand, are associated with sectors in which market forces play a stronger role […]

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8th Florence Air Summary – Disruptive technologies in air traffic management

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, FINGER Matthias, KUPFER David

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Technological change in Air Traffic Management (ATM) usually develops at a slow pace, understandably so given the high safety requirements, the enormous coordination effort needed to harmonize standards around the world and the relatively small size of the global ATM technology market (e.g. compared to consumer electronics). Real technological “disruptions” are therefore so far associated with […]

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Public regulation to facilitate implementation of access-to-energy projects

2016 Research Report | Energy

Author(s): ALESSI Pia, RANCI Pippo

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Currently, nearly 1.2 billion people, 17% of the world’s population, have no access to electricity and around 2.7 billion people, 38% of people on earth, are without clean cooking facilities. In accordance with the International Energy Agency, we define lack of access to electricity and to clean cooking facilities as a lack of access to […]

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Energy Poverty

2015 BOOK | Energy

Author(s): RANCI Pippo

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Among various indicators of deprivation that are used to measure world poverty, two refer to energy: 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity and 2.9 billion can only cook or warm their home by using an open fire commonly known as three stone fire. It is an issue of inequality, a danger to health, […]

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Standing still is moving backward for the ABC of the CBA

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): KEYAERTS Nico, MEEUS Leonardo, SCHITTEKATTE Tim

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Developments in both gas and electricity are fast moving with higher risks for stranded assets in Trans-European Networks. This puts increasingly higher demands on the CBA method that is used to select priority investments. Standing still in the development of that method would be going backward. The ABC of the CBA for so-called Projects of […]

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A preparatory study for the DTT auction in Greece : number of licenses and reserve price

2016 Other | Communications and Media

Author(s): BOHLIN Erik, PARCU Pier Luigi, SASSANO Antonio, STASI Maria Luisa

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In October 2015, the Greek Parliament voted on new legislation concerning, among other things, the digital terrestrial television broadcasting licensing procedure for private TV stations. The new framework aims to regulate the field, after years of private TV broadcasting on “temporary” licenses, which were issued 25 years ago. Under the new framework, the Greek regulatory […]

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The future of broadband policy : public targets and private investment

2016 Other | Communications and Media

Author(s): BRIGLAUER Wolfgang, CAMBINI Carlo, CAVE Martin, PARCU Pier Luigi, ROSSI MARIA Alessandra, SILVESTRI Virginia, VALLETTI Tommaso

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Internet and its connected innovative technologies are fostering the digital economy and society, one of the main objectives of the European Union and by consequence of the new European Commission. In fact, the deployment of New Generation Networks to ensure specific targets in terms of availability and adoption of fast and high quality Internet connections […]

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18 No 3 - The challenges of digitalization and the use of data

2016 Journal | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, KUPFER David

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The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global levels. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge. Yet, the question about the right mixture between market, economic, technical and social regulation remains wide open in all the network industries.Selected academics and practitioners have been invited to […]

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