Energy, Transportation, Environment Department News

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Interview

"Nuclear power plants are more expansive than other technologies when incorporating all connected costs": eight questions for Pao-Yu Oei

Mr. Oei, Germany has decided to phase out nuclear energy. What do the plans for nuclear power in other European countries look like? Countries have very different plans when it comes to nuclear power. Some countries, such as Germany, Italy, Austria and recently, Switzerland, have decided to phase out their nuclear power programs. Others—for example, Great Britain— have decided to

02.11.2016
Report

EU Emissions Trading: Distinctive Behavior of Small Companies

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the cornerstone of the European Union’s climate policy and covers just under half of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. More than ten years since the EU ETS was first introduced, there continues to be substantial research interest regarding its functioning and the behavior of participating companies. DIW Berlin conducted three econometric

10.03.2016
Interview

"Transparency of emissions trading data leaves a lot to be desired": Six Questions to Aleksandar Zaklan

Dr. Zaklan, you have studied company behavior in the EU Emissions Trading System. What differences can be seen in how companies handle emissions allowances? Large companies participate more actively in emissions trading than smaller enterprises. We established this on the basis of older data. In a second study, we were able to show that for small installations, the way in which allowances are

10.03.2016
Report

Earthquakes in the Netherlands cannot shake the European natural gas market

by Franziska Holz, Hanna Brauers and Thorsten Roobeek Two years ago, DIW Berlin introduced “Familienarbeitszeit”, which offers wage replacement for families in which both partners decide to take on reduced full-time employment (working hours amount¬ing to roughly 80 percent of a full-time job, henceforth referred to as “three-quarters employment”). This study

25.11.2015
Interview

"Liquefied natural gas will have to play a larger role in the future": Six Questions to Franziska Holz

Dr. Holz, what’s the link between the earthquakes that have occurred in the Netherlands and natural gas production? In the past two or three years, the Netherlands has experienced a very high number of increasingly powerful earthquakes which have also had an impact on property. People are concerned that these earthquakes are triggered by Dutch natural gas extraction destabilizing

25.11.2015
Press Release

European climate protection goals can be reached without nuclear power

Photovoltaics and wind power can replace nuclear power – DIW Berlin’s energy experts maintain that a nuclear power renaissance is neither sensible nor necessary – financing for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the search for a final storage should be secured through public funds Europe’s climate protection goals will not be endangered if existing nuclear

18.11.2015
Report

RESOURCES team presents research results at the BMBF conference „Economics of Climate Change“

DIW Berlin and Universität Potsdam have carried out the research project “RESOURCES – Climate policies in the strategic markets of coal, oil, natural gas” since 2012 (until end 2015). The project is part of the funding program “Economics of Climate Change” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research which aims at fostering the discipline of climate

16.11.2015| Franziska Holz
Comment

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

1) The book information page on our website is: http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-research-methods-and-applications-in-transport-economics-and-policy2) The official online ebook version will be: http://www.elgaronline.com/view/9780857937926.xmlPlease note the online version on Elgaronline may not yet be available but will be added within two weeks of publication. You can link to the whole

05.10.2015
Personnel news

Dr. Franziska Holz visits Beijing

Dr. Franziska Holz presented the results of the RESOURCES project in Beijing in early November 2015 to academic scholars, policy makers and NGOs. A focus of her presentations and discussions was on the future role of coal in China and globally. China faces the challenge to reduce the utilization of coal in the manufacturing industry and in the electricity sector in order to improve its local air

08.09.2015
Personnel news

Dr. Franziska Holz replaces Professor at the Hertie School

Dr. Franziska Holz replaces the Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance in academic year 2015/2016. She will teach in the areas energy policy and resource markets and continue her research on energy infrastructure. With her nomination DIW Berlin successfully continues the cooperation with the Hertie School of Governance.

08.09.2015
Press Release

No trend reversal: Gasoline and diesel continue to dominate road transport

Alternative drive systems like electric and hybrid models, and alternative fuels like LPG and natural gas, continue to play a minor role – policy should focus on efficiency improvements to reduce CO2 emissions from conventional fuels and increase the environmental friendliness of road transport – preferential tax treatment for diesel should be abolished Gasoline and diesel will

02.09.2015
Interview

"Alternative Fuels Have Failed to Meet Expectations": Six Questions to Uwe Kunert

Mr. Kunert, what share of global oil consumption is made up of fuel consumption? Currently, over half of the world’s oil is used for transportation purposes, of which roughly four-fifths are used for road transport – which is the focus of our report. Roughly one-tenth (and increasing) is used for air transport; the rest is used for rail transport and maritime traffic. The interview

02.09.2015
Personnel news

Philipp M. Richter successfully defended his PhD thesis

Philipp M. Richter, doctoral student in the DIW Graduate Center since October 2011 and research assistant in the department Energy, Transportation, Environment since October 2012, successfully defended his dissertation on Trade and Climate Policies in July 2015 at TU Berlin. His thesis focuses on the interrelation between globalisation and climate change. The first part of this dissertation

25.07.2015
Press Release

Shutting Down the Nuclear Power Plants: Electricity Supply in Germany Remains Secure – Dismantling and Disposal Pose Major Challenges

DIW Berlin’s energy experts argue for a public-law nuclear fund – nuclear power plant operators’ provisions for dismantling and atomic waste disposal are not enough Even by the end of 2022, after the very last German nuclear power plant has been removed from the grid, the lights in this country will not go out: The electricity supply remains secure, as DIW Berlin’s

05.06.2015
Interview

"Public Service Fund Could Ensure Access to the Provisions of Nuclear Power Plant Operators." Six Questions to Claudia Kemfert

Ms. Kemfert, the commercial use of nuclear power in Germany is scheduled to be eliminated by 2022. Will the power supply still be reliable after the shutdown of the nuclear power plants?Yes, the power supply will still be reliable after shutdown of the nuclear power plants. In fact we currently have an electricity supply surplus, and even after the impending shutdown of Grafenrheinfeld’s

05.06.2015
Interview

"Electric Mobility Should Be Linked to an Additional Expansion of Renewables." Six Questions to Wolf-Peter Schill

The interview with Wolf-Peter Schill is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 17/2015. It is available for Download as pdf-document. More issues of DIW Economic Bulletin

22.04.2015
Press Release

Electric Mobility in Germany: Carbon Emissions Depend on Charging Power - Emissions Reduction Would Require Additional Expansion of Renewables

Joint press release from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) Even if the use of electric road vehicles (EVs) were to increase significantly, the total annual power consumption of EV fleets would be small compared to overall power demand. However, uncontrolled charging, which involves the vehicle being fully recharged as

22.04.2015
Report

Junior Researcher from DIW awarded the Young Scientist "Best Paper Award"

Dipl.-Ing. Roman Mendelevitch, Research Associate and PhD student at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and Dipl.-Ing. Pao-Yu Oei, Reseach Associate at Technische Universität Berlin and Visiting Reseacher at DIW Berlin, were awarded the Young Scientist "Best Paper Award" at the 9. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung (IEWT), in Vienna, for their contribution:

05.03.2015
Press Release

Power Storage Can Secure Energy Transition in the Long Term

The power-generation capacities of wind and photovoltaic plants vary according to the weather, time of day, and season. The expansion of renewable energy sources means there is a growing need to offset these fluctuations and bring power supply into line with demand at all times. Power storage can contribute to this and thus safeguard the energy transition in the longer term. An analysis conducted

04.03.2015
Interview

"Continued and Broad-Based Support for Research and Development of Power Storage Needed". Seven Questions to Wolf-Peter Schill

The Interview with Wolf-Peter Schill is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 10/2015. It is available for Download as pdf document More issues of DIW Economic Bulletin

04.03.2015
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