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  • Report

    DIW Research Team "Resource Markets" visits Cooperation Partner in Trondheim (Norway)

    Members of the research group "Resource markets and policies" strengthened their cooperation with the Technical University of Norway (NTNU) in Trondheim with a visit in May 2013. Dr. Franziska Holz, Daniel Huppmann and Philipp M. Richter are researchers i.a. in the project RESOURCES and study the interactions of fossil energy resource markets and climate policies. One major focus of their ...

    29.05.2013
  • Press Release

    Declining Role of Lignite Power Generation: No Need for New Power Plants or Open-Cast Mines

    In an electricity industry increasingly characterized by renewable energy sources, there is much controversy surrounding the future of lignite in Germany. In all three lignite mining regions (Rhineland, central Germany, and Lausitz), there are plans for new lignite-fired power stations and open-cast mines. A study conducted by DIW Berlin comes to the conclusion that construction of new lignite-fired ...

    28.11.2012
  • Press Release

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

    Having barely registered an increase at the beginning of the new millennium, during the economic upturn after 2009, mileage traveled by registered motor vehicles in Germany experienced significant growth, both in the case of utility vehicles and automobiles. Overall, in 2011, mileage traveled by automobiles was greater than ever before. Despite more efficient engineering, this resulted in fuel consumption ...

    21.11.2012
  • Press Release

    Renewable Energy: Quota Model Not Viable Alternative to EEG

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    09.11.2012
  • Press Release

    Rising EEG Surcharge: Undesirable Distribution Effects Can Be Reduced

    2013 will see a significant increase in the surcharge stipulated by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and paid by power consumers to promote the use of renewable energies. This will equate to a rise in the share of private households’ consumer spending on electricity from around 2.3 percent on average in 2011 or almost 2.4 percent in 2012 to almost 2.5 percent in 2013. The EEG surcharge ...

    10.10.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    "Spreading the Risk" Nine Questions to Claudia Kemfert and Dorothea Schäfer

    "Spreading the Risk" Nine Questions to Claudia Kemfert and Dorothea Schäfer

    07.09.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    Financing the Energy Transition in Times of Financial Market Instability

    Financing the Energy Transition in Times of Financial Market InstabilityBy: Claudia Kemfert and Dorothea Schäfer in: DIW Economic Bulletin 9/2012.One of the most pressing public priorities in Germany at present is how to organize the energy transition. However, the cost of stabilizing the financial sector as well as the fiscal pact and the debt brake mean that the government has limited financial ...

    07.09.2012
  • Report

    Financing the transformation of the energy system in times of great instability of financial markets

    Abstract: One of the most pressing public priorities in Germany at present is how to organize the transformation of the energy system. However, the cost of stabilizing the financial sector as well as the fiscal pact and the debt brake mean that the state has limited financial resources. Consequently, the availability of private capital, whether it is in the form of equity or debt, is becoming a decisive ...

    01.08.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    The proposed Adjustment of Germany's Renewable Energy Law: a Critical Assessment

    The proposed Adjustment of Germany's Renewable Energy Law: a Critical AssessmentBy: Jochen Diekmann, Claudia Kemfert, Karsten Neuhoff in: DIW Economic Bulletin 6/2012.Support through the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) has led, in the past few years, to an unexpectedly wide expansion of systems for generating solar power (photovoltaics) because the system prices for photovoltaic (PV) systems ...

    01.06.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    "We should not overshoot the target." Six Questions to Jochen Diekmann

    "We should not overshoot the target." Six Questions to Jochen Diekmann

    01.06.2012
  • Report

    Article „An overview of biofuel policies across the world" on rank 2 of the most read articles

    The publication of one of the articles by DIW energy expert Claudia Kemfert, co-authored with colleagues Martin Banse (TU Braunschweig) and Giovanni Sorda (RWTH Aachen) in the well renowned international field journal Energy Policy „An overview of biofuel policies across the world" has been ranked in December 2011 on rank 2 of the most read articles. The journal evaluates on a regular basis ...

    06.12.2011
  • Personnel news

    Wolf-Peter Schill successfully defends dissertation

    Wolf-Peter Schill, a researcher in the department Energy, Transportation, Environment since September 2008, has successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Modeling Market Failures and Regulation in the Changing German Power Market“ at Technische Universität Berlin (summa cum laude). The thesis deals with selected instances of market failure and regulation in the German power market. ...

    20.10.2011
  • Economic Bulletin

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

    "The Lights Won't Go Out": Interview with Claudia Kemfert in DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2011

    30.06.2011
  • Economic Bulletin

    The Moratorium on Nuclear Energy: No Power Shortages Expected

    The Moratorium on Nuclear Energy: No Power Shortages Expected by Claudia Kemfert, Thure Traber in: DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2011With 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 ...

    30.06.2011
  • Weekly Report

    German Electricity Prices: Only Modest Increase Due to Renewable Energy expected

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    04.04.2011
  • Personnel news

    Claudia Kemfert Ambassador for Ecology

    Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment in DIW Berlin, is the new Ambassador for Ecology of the foundation for the Stiftung für Ökologie und Demokratie e.V. ”We have chosen Prof. Claudia Kemfert as our ambassador for 2011 because she friendly and relentlessly promotes the preservation of the ecology”, reasoned the head of the foundation, ...

    07.01.2011
  • Weekly Report

    Electric Vehicles : Charging Into the Future

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    09.09.2010
  • Personnel news

    Dominika Kalinowska sucessfully presents her dissertation

    Dominika Kalinowska, since 2004 researcher in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment, successfully completed her dissertation on „Integrated passenger transport policy assessment within a computable general equilibrium framework" at the Technical University Berlin. The objective of the dissertation work was the integration of passenger travel demand within a General ...

    30.04.2010
  • Weekly Report

    Energy and Climate Policy: Continues to Trail Behind, Positive Change

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    25.01.2010
  • Report

    10th PhD Seminar Natural Gas co-organized by DIW Berlin

    DIW Berlin engaged once more in the scientific exchange of PhD students and post docs. For three years now, Dr. Franziska Holz, researcher in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment, has been organizing the regular meetings of young scholars from economic, political and engineering sciences that do research on natural gas markets. After meetings for example in Moscow, Oxford and Berlin, ...

    18.12.2009
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