Climate Policy Department News

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Report

New Report Published: Building blocks for a climate-neutral European industrial sector

New report published: Building blocks for a climate-neutral European industrial sector

30.10.2019| Olga Chiappinelli
Personnel news

Vera Zipperer has successfully defended her dissertation

Vera Zipperer, who works at the Climate Policy department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Creating innovation incentives through environmental policies ...

12.09.2019
Report

Call for Application: Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies"

DIW Berlin, EUI-Florence School of Regulation, Technical University Berlin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University College London and Université Libre de Bruxelles are happy to announce a PhD Summer School on "Economic Foundations ...

25.02.2019| Olga Chiappinelli
Weekly Report

Affordable Electricity Supply via Contracts for Difference for Renewable Energy

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
Personnel news

Nils May has successfully defended his dissertation

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 ...

04.05.2018
Report

Successful high-level conference of DIW Berlin, EU Commission and H4SF on Green Finance

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 ...

08.03.2018| Karsten Neuhoff
Personnel news

Nils May wins the VfS Conference Subsidy

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 ...

15.12.2017
Press Release

The potential for green public procurement is still largely unexploited in Germany

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 ...

12.12.2017
Economic Bulletin

Incentives for the long-term integration of renewable energies: a plea for a market value model

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
Economic Bulletin

Renewable Energy Policy : Risk Hedging Is Taking Center Stage

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
Economic Bulletin

2016 Heat Monitor: "Second rent" lower despite higher heating energy consumption

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 ...

20.09.2017| Claus Michelsen
Personnel news

Nils May wins a Student Paper Award at the International Conference of the IAEE

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 ...

30.06.2017
Report

Open Letter on making EU ETS price effective for climate friendly materials

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 ...

15.12.2016
Press Release

German construction industry booming despite decline in energy-efficient refurbishment

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 ...

02.12.2015
Press Release

European Commission has missed the opportunity for innovation in CO2 intensive materials

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. ...

16.07.2015
Interview

"Combining Dynamic Allocation and Inclusion of Consumption into the EU ETS Would Be Beneficial": Six Questions to Karsten Neuhoff

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 ...

16.07.2015
Report

Market Incentives for System-Friendly Designs of Wind Turbines

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 ...

10.06.2015
Interview

"With the Production Value-Based Benchmark Approach, Remuneration Depends on System-Friendliness." Eight Questions to Nils May

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 ...

10.06.2015
Press Release

Mandatory Direct Marketing Raises the Financing Costs for Wind Power Projects

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 ...

20.05.2015
Interview

"Direct Marketing of Renewable Energy Creates New Risks for Investors" Eight Questions to Karsten Neuhoff

The interview with Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D. is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 21/2015. It is available for download as pdf document. More issues of DIW Economic Bulletin

20.05.2015
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