Policy planning & implementation projects

Read selected case stories which REPLI is carrying out or has completed within the field of policy and implementation.

 Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016



IEA AND Nordic Energy Research

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP 2016) is a Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016. It is a collaborative project between IEA, Nordic Energy Research – an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers – and leading research institutions from all five Nordic countries.

NETP 2016 presents technology pathways towards a near-zero emission Nordic energy system, in direct response to the ambitious national climate targets for 2050 across the region. NETP 2016 presents in-depth Nordic scenarios tailored to inform the decisions of Nordic policy makers and other decision makers.

The analysis concentrates on the Nordic Carbon-Neutral Scenario (CNS), which results in an 85% reduction in emissions by 2050 (from 1990 levels). The Nordic 4°C Scenario (4DS) entails a 42% reduction and serves as the baseline. The analysis evaluates the region from an external perspective and points to the important role of the Nordic energy system in facilitating the decarbonisation of Europe.

DTU also contributed to the first Nordic ETP in 2013. .The project can be downloaded from the IEA website.

 Feasibility of renewable energy resources in Mali



Direction Nationale de l’Energie (DNE) and Centre National de l’Energie Solaire et des Energies Renouvelables (CNESOLER)

The objective of the project is to provide basic planning information for enhanced use of sustainable energy. This includes detailed assessment of resources of wind, solar and agricultural residues, and assessment of economic, environmental and social impacts of selected applications of wind, solar, biomass and biofuel technologies. The assessment of agricultural waste products mainly focuses on using rice straw for electricity production and the assessment of biofuel addresses economic, environmental and social impacts of producing biofuel from cassava in former cotton growing areas.

Results are disseminated on the project webpage.

 Technology needs assessment project 



Global Environment Facility (GEF)

As part of the GEF Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer, the project provides targeted financial and technical support to assist twenty five developing countries carry out improved Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) within the framework of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC. Assisted countries, plus Khazakstan and Lao PDR, will also develop national Technology Action Plans (TAPs) for prioritized technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support adaptation to climate change, and are consistent with national sustainable development objectives.

The specific components of the project are:

  • Facilitating the preparation of Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) in twenty five (25) developing countries and Technology Action Plans (TAPs) in twenty seven developing countries. Within countries, the aim is to establish consensus on technologies in priority sectors, compatible with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation and Adaptation Actions Plans, and/or National Climate Change Strategies.
  • Developing tools and providing capacity building and information on methodologies to support preparation of Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) and Technology Action Plans (TAPs). The objective is to build and enhance capabilities of national actors via the development of TNAs and TAPs.
  • Strengthening outreach, dissemination and networking activities to promote use and funding of TNAs and TAPs priorities, in order to strengthen partnerships and networks that are key for the uptake of TAPs and implementation of project ideas.

Project website

 Support for inception phase of strategic sector cooperation on district heating in China

PERIOD: 09/19-12/19

COSTUMER: Danish Energy Agency


MAIN PARTNERS: UNEP, District Energy in Cities Initiative

CONTACT:  Zhuolun Chen

The objective of the assignment is to advise the inception project team regarding the strategic sector cooperation on district heating in China. The final result should map out how a multi-year effort aimed at district heating knowledge transfer might achieve the most impact. Impact in this context would mean providing input directly into policy creating processes on the national/regional level.

Mainly, this would be accomplished by making local Chinese insights available to the project team through a combination of analytical work and in-person meetings and interviews conducted alongside members of the project team whenever possible. A main source of knowledge is the partners from the ongoing Danish Energy Agency Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP) in collaboration with NECC. Partners in this project include NECC and the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing (RDE) as well as Shaanxi Development and Reform Commission and Tongchuan municipal government in connection with the pilot-project in Tongchuan. Stakeholders outside the current collaboration are also to be interviewed when relevant. In this way it is ensured that knowledge from the current project is merged with additional knowledge on the regulatory framework.