Energy | Technical Report
Florence school of regulation : cost-effective decarbonisation study 2022
18 January 2022
In 2020, the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) published a comprehensive study peer reviewing major analyses in the area of energy decarbonisation with the aim of giving a coherent interpretation of their findings.[1] These data were the basis for further investigation of some key metrics for assessing the cost-effectiveness of different decarbonisation options with a view to informing targeted policy on this issue at the level of the European Union (EU). Just over one year on, much has changed, both in the world of energy and more widely. This short follow-up to the original and more comprehensive cost effectiveness study aims to take stock and frame developments in the past months in the context of EU energy policy, and to reassert some of the key messages from the 2020 publication that remain relevant. In so doing, the authors have updated key cost and capacity information according to some of the latest relevant publications, and have reflected on some of the challenges and opportunities presented by wider developments. The purpose of the study is not to propose a specific answer or trajectory regarding the balance of policies to decarbonise the energy sector. Instead, the aim is to highlight some key information relevant to policymakers charting the next energy sector decarbonisation steps.
logo cadmus Read it on Cadmus Download in open access


In 2022, we experienced an unprecedented energy crisis. Governments intervened to help consumers pay their bills and to apply revenue claw-back mechanisms on utilities. ACER identified a total of 400 [...]
If estimates and targets are to be believed, roughly 6 to 10 million tonnes of hydrogen will be imported into the EU every year by the end of the decade, [...]
The Performance Review Commission (PRC) is an independent body supported by EUROCONTROL with a remit to review and report on the performance of European air traffic management (ATM). While performance [...]
Technical Report
As stated by the OECD, “water security in many regions will continue to deteriorate due to increasing water demand, water stress and water pollution.” Indeed water supply and sanitation (WSS) [...]
Electricity is used for railway traction. With the 4th Railway Package, traction current became excluded from the Minimum Access Package to be provided by the Infrastructure Managers (IMs) and was [...]

Join our community

To meet, discuss and learn in the channel that suits you best.