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DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2011

Opening the Electricity Market to Renewable Energy: Making Better Use of the Grid

Opening the electricity market to renewable energy sources would create flexibility for the further integration of renewable energy, leading to considerably lower costs and emissions. This requires the electricity markets to be reorganized in three ways. Firstly, most trading, and therefore production decision-making, is completed at least one day prior to electricity production. But it must be possible ...

2011| Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2011

Economic Opportunities and Structural Effects of Sustainable Energy Supply

Renewable energy sources and increased energy efficiency are not only crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other negative impacts of conventional energy supply; they also hold enormous economic opportunity. Significant and dynamically growing sectors have emerged in the area of renewable energy over the last several years. In 2010, 26.6 billion euros were invested in Germany alone in renewable ...

2011| Jürgen Blazejczak, Frauke G. Braun, Dietmar Edler, Wolf-Peter Schill
DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2011

The Lights Won't Go Out: Interview with Claudia Kemfert

2011
DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2011

The Moratorium on Nuclear Energy: No Power Shortages Expected

With the moratorium on nuclear energy, the German federal government passed a resolution to shut down seven nuclear power plants for a period of three months. According to the calculations of DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research), sufficient electricity is being produced despite the nuclear plants' removal from the grid. Electricity prices are only likely to increase slightly. The moratorium ...

2011| Claudia Kemfert, Thure Traber
DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2011

Ganzes Heft

2011
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