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The cost of renewable energy technology has plunged in recent years. But the extent to which electricity consumers can benefit from the reduced costs depends on the design of renewable remuneration mechanisms. Calculations of a financing model show .
11.07.2018| Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein
Nils May, who works at the department of Climate Policy, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "The Economics of Financing and Integrating Renewable Energies" was ...
More than two years after the “Paris Climate Deal” and the entry into force of the “Sustainable Development Goals”, is Europe ready to take sustainable finance to the next level, making finance work for sustainable development
Nils May, a DIW PhD candidate and Research Associate at the Climate Policy Department, has received a Subsidy from Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS). The prize was awarded for his presentation "Cost-Efficient investments? Policy Impacts on ...
Public purchases can make a valuable contribution to decarbonizing the economy – Despite an upward trend, only 2.4 percent of public contracts in Germany include green criteria – Policy action is needed in order to fully exploit the ...
Due to increasing shares of renewable energies in electricity production, the cost-effective system integration of these installations is becoming more and more important. Technologies and locations are viewed as system-friendly when they are more ..
24.11.2017| Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein
The costs of renewable energy technologies have fallen sharply. Now the financing costs of new installations are playing an increasing role in the overall cost of Germany’s energy transition. This has put the primary focus of support ...
27.09.2017| Ingmar Jürgens, Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff
Residential heating is responsible for one-fifth of Germany’s energy consumption. Heating costs were around 562 euros per year for an average apartment in 2016, which is more than a 13th month’s rent minus heating costs (Kaltmiete). These
Nils May, a DIW PhD candidate and Research Associate in the Climate Policy Department, has received a Student Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics. The award was presented for his paper "The Impact of Wind Power Support
29 European economists address an open letter to European lawmakers emphasizing the importance of designing the European Emission Trading Scheme such that the carbon price will be reflected in basic materials.
The production of basic materials
DIW Berlin’s construction volume calculations: construction industry remains a key pillar of the German economy—need for action in energy-efficient refurbishment and in accommodating refugees
The construction industry remains a key ...
Researchers in the Climate Strategies network found that the European Commission’s proposal for carbon leakage protection post-2020 will fail to realize a large share of innovation opportunities in materials industries like steel and cement. .
Professor Neuhoff, the EU Emissions Trading System, or the EU ETS, has been in existence for ten years now. Has the scheme stood the test of time so far?
First, the EU ETS has demonstrated that Europe can act collectively and it takes climate ...
by Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Frieder Borggrefe
Up until now, wind turbines have been designed to generate electricity at the lowest possible total cost, independent of this electricity’s market value. With an increasing penetration of wind ..
Mr. May, you discuss here wind turbine design and its impact on the electricity system. What was your jumping-off point?A large share of wind power production takes place in high wind. Because this amount is so large, its market value decreases. It .
Plant operators must sell their electricity themselves – costs of forecast deviations and site-specific changes in revenue make wind power unnecessarily expensive
The 2014 reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz
To increase the rate at which residential building undergo refurbishments for energy efficiency, innovative financial solutions also need to be considered. For example, some property owners who are currently hesitant to implement thermal retrofit ...
The interview with Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D. is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 19/2015. It is available for download as pdf document.
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