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  • Economic Bulletin

    European Natural Gas Supply Secure Despite Political Crises

    by Hella Engerer, Franziska Holz, Philipp M. Richter, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert in: DIW Economic Bulletin 8/2014Natural gas makes a major contribution to European energy supply. Consequently, the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine increases fears of the consequences of Russia suspending natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the European Union. The last time this occurred was ...

    15.08.2014
  • Report

    Successful project workshop "RESOURCES"

    On July 8, 2014 the team of the research project "RESOURCES - Resource Markets under Climate Constraints" together with participants of the project "Green Paradox" of PIK and ifo Institute organized a workshop on the topic "Modeling advances of resource markets in times of the fossil renaissance". Both projects are supported by the BMBF program "Economics of Climate ...

    10.07.2014
  • Press Release

    Growing Out of the Crisis: DIW Berlin Proposes European Investment Fund

    An investment fund should temporarily improve the capital stock of small and medium-sized enterprises as part of a comprehensive agenda - In the euro area, there is an annual investment gap of approximately two percent of GDP or 180 billion euros - Many sectors both in the manufacturing and service industries are showing signs of a significant lack of investment, especially the energy sectorThe German ...

    03.07.2014
  • Press Release

    Coal Power Endangers Climate Targets: Calls for Urgent Action

    Coal-fired power stations are responsible for around a third of Germany's carbon emissions. Failure to reduce the persistently high level of coal-fired power generation threatens Germany's climate targets for 2020 and 2050 and undermines a sustainable energy transition. Calculations by DIW Berlin and other expert opinions prove that, in the long term, lignite, in particular, is no longer relevant for ...

    25.06.2014
  • Press Release

    European Natural Gas Supply Secure Despite Political Crisis

    Natural gas makes a major contribution to European energy supply. Consequently, the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine increases fears of the consequences of Russia suspending natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the European Union. The last time this occurred was in the winter of 2009, as Russia and Ukraine disputed the price of natural gas and transit costs. However, the European Union has ...

    27.05.2014
  • Economic Bulletin

    Climate Protection Through Biochar in German Agriculture: Potentials and Costs

    by Isabel Teichmann in: DIW Economic Bulletin 4/2014In recent years, there has been much discussion about biochar - a carbonaceous product made of biomass - as a promising technique for mitigating climate change. In particular, this method has the potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for the long term by incorporating biochar into the soil while enhancing soil fertility at the same ...

    11.04.2014
  • Economic Bulletin

    Improved Energy Efficiency: Vital for Energy Transition and Stimulus for Economic Growth

    by Jürgen Blazejczak, Dietmar Edler, Wolf-Peter Schill in: DIW Economic Bulletin 4/2014As part of the energy transition process, the German government has set far-reaching energy efficiency targets, including doubling the annual rate of building renovation to upgrade energy performance from one to two percent. DIW Berlin has estimated the additional energy-savings-related investment required to ...

    11.04.2014
  • Press Release

    European Energy and Climate Policy Requires Ambitious Goals for 2030

    In January 2014, the European Commission proposed a framework for its climate and energy policy up to 2030. It includes targets for reducing greenhouse gases and using renewable energies, but no specific targets for increasing energy efficiency. By 2030, greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by 40 percent over 1990 figures. Another element of the proposal is the introduction of a market stability ...

    05.03.2014
  • Press Release

    Improved Energy Efficiency: Vital for Energy Transition and Stimulus for Economic Growth

    As part of the energy transition process, the German government has set far-reaching energy efficiency targets, including doubling the annual energy-efficient refurbishment rate for existing residential buildings from one to two percent. DIW Berlin has estimated the additional energy-related investment required to meet these targets and analyzed the impact this could have on the economy. In the long ...

    22.01.2014
  • Press Release

    Demand Development and Fuel Usage on the Road: Alternative Drive Systems Slow to Get Going

    The 54 million vehicles in Germany drove almost 720 billion kilometers in 2012. To date, alternative drive systems and fuels have not achieved any notable success in terms of vehicle numbers or vehicle use. However, the diesel engine, which has higher emissions of air pollutants, is gaining ground: diesel vehicles now constitute 29 percent of all passenger vehicles and 43 percent of all kilometers ...

    16.12.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Structural Shift in Global Natural Gas Markets: Demand Boom in Asia, Supply Shock in the US

    by Franziska Holz, Philipp M. Richter and Christian von Hirschhausen in: DIW Economic Bulletin 11/12 /2013. The significance of natural gas is on the rise due to the restructuring and decarbonization of energy systems worldwide. Natural gas is widely available and flexible as it can be used in electricity generation, manufacturing, transport and private households. Compared to other fossil fuels, ...

    13.12.2013
  • Press Release

    Strategic Reserve to Secure Electricity Market

    There is an ongoing discussion about whether the German electricity market offers sufficient incentives for investment in power plants and for keeping them connected to the grid, thus ensuring sufficient security of supply. Recommendations for further securing power supply include payments, some of them comprehensive, to power plant operators - in addition to energy revenues and based on their generating ...

    29.11.2013
  • Press Release

    Production of Unconventional Energy Resources Puts Pressure on OPEC in Future

    OPEC countries has benefited from the increase of oil prices in the past few years. Except the worldwide crisis 2008/2009 the demand of oil from OPEC countries was high stabilizing the cohesion within the OPEC. However, this might change in the future: Worldwide demand may not grow as fast as assumed in actual projections due to reduction of subsidies for oil consumption or other demand restricting ...

    06.11.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Transport Infrastructure: Higher Investments Needed to Preserve Assets

    by Uwe Kunert and Heike Link in: DIW Economic Bulletin 10/2013.A quantitatively and qualitatively efficient transport infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for the success and prosperity of the German economy, with its high degree of labor division, its many exchange relationships, and its central European location. The transport infrastructure represents a considerable economic capital stock ...

    12.10.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Energy Transition Calls for High Investment

    by Jürgen Blazejczak, Jochen Diekmann, Dietmar Edler, Claudia Kemfert, Karsten Neuhoff, Wolf-Peter Schill in: DIW Economic Bulletin 09/2013.Achieving the objectives of the German governments 2010 Energy Concept and the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy will require significant investment in restructuring energy supply. In particular, this includes investment in installations for the ...

    30.09.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    "Investment in Energy Transition Has Unequivocally Positive Impact on Economy". Six Questions to Claudia Kemfert

    in: DIW Economic Bulletin 09/2013"Investment in Energy Transition Has Unequivocally Positive Impact on Economy": Six Questions to Claudia Kemfert

    30.09.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    European Electricity Generation Post-2020: Renewable Energy Not To Be Underestimated

    by Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Friedrich Kunz, Roman Mendelevitch in: DIW Economic Bulletin 09/2013.In its Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, the European Commission calls for a framework for the future development of environment and energy policy beyond 2020. However, much like the Energy Roadmap 2050 adopted by the Commission in December 2011, the Green ...

    30.09.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Germany Must Invest More in Its Future

    by: S. Bach, G. Baldi, K. Bernoth, J. Blazejczak, B. Bremer, J. Diekmann, D. Edler, B. Farkas, F. Fichtner, M. Fratzscher, M. Gornig, C. Kemfert, U. Kunert, H. Link, K. Neuhoff, W.-P. Schill, C. K. Spieß in: DIW Economic Bulletin 08/2013. Shortly before the parliamentary election in 2013, Germany is riding on a wave of euphoria: hardly any other euro country has weathered the financial and debt ...

    09.08.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    More Growth through Higher Investment

    by: Stefan Bach, Guido Baldi, Kerstin Bernoth, Björn Bremer, Beatrice Farkas, Ferdinand Fichtner, Marcel Fratzscher, Martin Gornig in: DIW Economic Bulletin 08/2013. While many countries in the euro area are deep in recession due to a debt and structural crisis, the German economy appears to have excelled compared to many other euro area countries. Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since ...

    09.08.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Automobility in Flux: More Women and Older Drivers at the Wheel

    by: Uwe Kunert, Sabine Radke, Bastian Chlond, Martin Kagerbauer in: DIW Economic Bulletin 08/2013. Having barely registered an increase at the beginning of the new millennium, during the economic upturn after 2009, there was significant growth in the mileage by registered motor vehicles in Germany, both in the case of utility vehicles and automobiles. Overall, in 2011, automobiles covered a higher ...

    09.08.2013
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