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Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive
			: A review of opportunities and barriers

Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive : A review of opportunities and barriers »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anja Bundgaard , Carl Dalhammar , Erika Machacek , Kristina Overgaard Zacho , and Arne Remmen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327206

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, European Union, Resource Efficiency, Ecodesign Directive, Energy Efficiency, Product Durability, Legal Standards

The European Union has initiated a number of initiatives to improve resource efficiency in Europe. The Ecodesign Directive is one of the policy instruments that could aid the transition towards a more resource effi...

Getting Energy Prices Right
			: From Principle to Practice

Getting Energy Prices Right : From Principle to Practice »

Series: Books

Author(s): Ian Parry , Dirk Heine , Eliza Lis , and Shanjun Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388570.071

ISBN: 9781484388570

Keywords: air pollution, fuel efficiency, natural gas, carbon dioxide, coal

Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries' fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollut...

Energy efficiency in the Nordic building sector
			:  - potentials and instruments

Energy efficiency in the Nordic building sector : - potentials and instruments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Karin Ibenholt

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319089

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Efficiency, Energy Issues, Energy Efficiency Policies, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Greenhouse Gases, Incentives for Builders

There is an economic potential for increased energy efficiency in Nordic buildings. How much is however difficult to assess, partly because of insufficient energy statistics for buildings. Several barriers hinder t...

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector
			: Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT)

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector : Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Tareq Emtairah , Morrigan Hayes , Vida Rozite , Åke Thidell , and Naoko Tojo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317238

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Green Market, Cleaner Technologies, Building Industry, Policy Interventions

The development and diffusion of environmental technologies, which is considered to be one way of achieving the dual goals of maintaining competitiveness in a dynamic and knowledge-based economy while integrating e...

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Annegrete Bruvoll , Silja Kralik , Friðrik Már Baldursson , and Haakon Vennemo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324793

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Fiscal Consolidation, Environmental Tax, Subsidy Reforms, Economic Efficiency, Financial Crisis, Environmental Tax Policy

This project adds insight into the potential contribution to fiscal consolidation from environmental tax and subsidy reforms, i.e. strengthening public budgets while at the same time improving economic efficiency a...

Environmental Incentives and Nordic SMEs
			: Impact on Performance and Competitiveness

Environmental Incentives and Nordic SMEs : Impact on Performance and Competitiveness »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311762

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Incentives, Survey on Environmental Impacts, Environmental Management, Energy Efficiency, Highlights Economic Effects, Environmental Learning

This report identifies and investigates environmental incentives available for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Nordic countries. These comprise grants and loans for environmental management, environmental...

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marika Bröckl , Julia Illman , Laura Oja , and Iivo Vehviläinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327176

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Efficiency, Policy Instruments, EU's Directive, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Audits, Best Practices

Bröckl, Marika; Illman, Julia; Oja, Laura; Vehviläinen,...

Expanding the Scope of the EuP Directive

Expanding the Scope of the EuP Directive »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Carl Dalhammar , Rikke Dorothea Andersen , and Arne Remmen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322607

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, ErP Directive, Energy Related Products, Sustainable Consumption, Eco-labelling, Green Procurement Guidelines, Resource Efficiency

This report is the documentation from the project "Expanding the Scope of the EuP Directive", financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers for the Environment. The project was kick-started by the adoption the ErP Di...

Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System

Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System »

Source: Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2007/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865905

Keywords: efficiency, merger, banking sector, mergers,

The paper assesses the degree of banking competition and efficiency in Italy?over time as well as compared to that in other countries, such as France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The...

Protozoan Parasites in Sewage Sludge

Protozoan Parasites in Sewage Sludge »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314473

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Evaluation of Sludge Treatment, EU Legislation, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, Risk of Transmission, Risk of Aquiring Infections, Efficiency of Sludge Treatment

A Nordic project was initiated as part of an evaluation of sludge treatment processes based on the suggested new EU legislation (EC 2000REF). This report covers the different parts of the project. The project focus...