Main Studies

01. Mar. 2016 studies

Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in the Belgian NPPS Doel 3 and Tihange 2

Belgian nuclear reactors: recent study confirms risks remain and reactors must be shut down. The third study in a series on the Belgian nuclear reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2 was commissioned from materials scientist Dr Ilse Tweer. It presents new information on flaws in the reactor pressure vessels and underlines that continued operation of the reactors would be irresponsible.  

23. Jun. 2015 studies

Executive summary of the report ' Climate change in Europe : Perception and impacts' (EN)

This report, based on a myriad of articles, journals and conference proceedings, attempts to be a practical tool for a public, worried about this topic, as well as policy makers, journalists and teachers.  

10. Feb. 2015 studies

El cambio climático en Europa: Percepción e impactos (ES)

El clima es el conjunto de condiciones atmosféricas propias de un lugar a lo largo de un tiempo determinado, constituido por la cantidad y frecuencia de las variables meteorológicas: precipitaciones, temperaturas, viento,…y cuya interacción influye en el medio natural y en los seres sometidos a éste.  

04. Jun. 2014 studies

Ecofys/ FOEE's short analysis of the Parliament's resolution on 2030 climate and energy package

The resolution of the European Parliament of 5 February 2014 supporting a 30% share of renewables in final energy consumption by 2030 and a 40% energy savings target (“30%/40% target”) is likely to lead to greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2030 in the range between 45% and 54% compared to 1990 levels. This is estimated by Ecofys commissioned by Friends of the Earth. The resolution itself states a minimum greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 40%, compared to 1990 levels. Earlier, the European Commission had made a proposal for supporting a 27% share of renewables in final energy consumption and 25% energy savings and at least 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030.