Raphael Sauter

Specialist Subjects:

environmental governance, EU energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, Carbon capture and storage, Low carbon innovation policies and funding mechanisms

IEEP Publications & Articles by Raphael Sauter Date
  • Estimating support for fossil fuel subsidies in the EU-28

    New study by IVM, VITO, IEEP and BIO identifies and quantifies government support to fossil fuels in the EU-28. Significant support is provided through reduced excise taxes, with EU-wide tax expenditures estimated to be between EUR 28 billion and EUR 200 billion depending on the benchmark used.

    05 Jan 2015
  • Financing Europe 2020: What is required?

    This IEEP – CEPS study provides an assessment of the investment required to achieve the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and assesses the relative importance of local and regional budgets in financing sectors such as energy, transport and research. Europe 2020, the EU’s core economic strategy, will succeed only if large scale resources can be deployed. Where will they come from?

    10 Mar 2014
  • How do the proposed new EU climate and energy targets stack up?

    The Commission has suggested major changes in policy for 2030, with fewer binding targets. An institute briefing offers an analysis of what is proposed and sets out some proposals of where the package of measures could be strengthened, especially in relation to renewable energy and energy conservation.

    27 Jan 2014
  • Impacts of climate change on European islands

    IEEP has just completed a new report on the impacts of climate change on European islands underling the very concrete risks islands are facing as a result of higher temperatures, changed rainfall regimes, weather extremes, and sea level rise.

    19 Nov 2013
  • Evaluating international experiences with environmental tax reform

    Today, there is close to 25 years of experience with environmental tax reforms (ETR), with a growing number of countries engaging in ETR for various reasons. International experiences provide important insights on the design and implementation of ETR to facilitate more effective use of such instruments in the wider policy mix.

    30 Oct 2013
  • Costs and benefits of energy savings

    The Coalition for Energy Savings has published an IEEP report that reviews recent empirical evidence on costs and benefits of energy efficiency measures.

    14 Oct 2013
  • Use of financial instruments to address climate change policy objectives

    Proposals for financial instruments under the new 2014-2020 EU budget could benefit from further changes to help ensure adequate level of investment into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy.

    04 Sep 2013
  • Does the EU benefit the UK environment?

    This report considers how environmental policy in the EU effects the UK and looks at some alternatives. Overall the impact within the environmental domain can be judged to be strongly positive to the UK. The action taken has been well balanced, with benefits for human health and welfare and the sustainability of the economy as well as the environment itself.

    12 Aug 2013
  • Running out of time? Stepping up action for Europe's environment

    New report by IEEP launched at high-level conference in Brussels.

    05 Dec 2012