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  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Impacts of Power Sector Model Features on Optimal Capacity Expansion: A Comparative Study

    The transition towards decarbonized energy systems requires the expansion of renewable and flexibility technologies in power sectors. Many powerful tools exist to find optimal capacity expansion. In a stylized comparison of six models, we evaluate the capacity expansion results of basic power sector technologies. The technologies under investigation include base- and peak load power plants, electricity ...

    In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 157 (2022), 112004, 12 S. | Jonas van Ouwerkerk, Hans Christian Gils, Hedda Gardian, Martin Kittel, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn, Alexander Murmann, Jann Launer, Laura Torralba-Díaz, Christian Bußar
  • Externe Monographien

    Empirical Essays on Local Pollution and Environmental Policies

    Externe Effekte lokaler Umweltverschmutzung sind ein zentrales Thema der Umweltökonomie. Da die Maßnahmen zur Minderung lokaler Umweltverschmutzung in den letzten Jahren immer strenger wurden, wird dieses Thema in Zukunft an Bedeutung gewinnen. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist es von entscheidender Bedeutung, die Schäden, die Individuen und Unternehmen durch lokale Umweltverschmutzung erfahren, zu quantifizieren ...

    Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin, 2022, XVIII; 200 S. | Nicole Wägner
  • Diskussionspapiere 2014 / 2022

    The Impact of Public Procurement on Financial Barriers to Green Innovation: Evidence from European Community Innovation Survey

    The purpose of this study is to identify whether an innovative company’s likelihood of facing financial constraints is different when the company possesses a public procurement contract (PP). Theory suggests that the treatment effects of public procurement, particularly when mediated by the demand-pull effect, may lower a company’s funding constraints for innovation. We test this theory and apply extended ...

    2022| Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan, Sören Fuhrmeister
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Carbon Contracts-for-difference: How to De-risk Innovative Investments for a Low-carbon Industry?

    The shift to climate neutrality requires new process technologies for energy-intensive industries, such as steel, chemicals, or cement. A variety of technology options exist – but they face the challenges of (i) first-of-kind costs, (ii) higher operation and investment costs, and (iii) insufficient and uncertain carbon prices, which partly stem from political uncertainty. Existing innovation policy ...

    In: iScience 25 (2022), 8, 104700, 20 S. | Jörn C. Richstein, Karsten Neuhoff
  • DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2022

    Water Resources in Germany: Increasingly Polluted and Regionally Overused

    The effects of the climate crisis are worsening water shortages, not only in the Global South but also in Europe, for example in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Due to inadequate pricing of surface and groundwater abstraction and a lack of regulatory instruments, water overuse is occurring in some regions of Germany. Overuse is especially an issue for industry, which has contractually secured high volumes ...

    2022| Astrid Cullmann, Greta Sundermann, Nicole Wägner, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
  • DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2022

    Carbon Contracts for Difference as an Instrument for Strengthening Climate Cooperation between Industrialized and Emerging Economies

    Industrialized countries and emerging economies must cooperate in order to decarbonize the emissions-intensive industrial sector and to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. While Germany and the other G7 countries have committed to supporting emerging economies in their efforts to combat climate change via international climate finance, it remains to be seen how this support can be implemented ...

    2022| Heiner von Lüpke, Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff, Charlotte Aebischer, Mats Kröger
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    From Negative to Positive Carbon Pricing in Mexico

    Over the course of a decade, Mexico transitioned from a peak of 1.8% of GDP given as fuel subsidies in 2008 to generating positive fuel tax revenues equivalent to 1.6% of its GDP in 2018. This paper analyzes Mexico's carbon pricing experience: the mechanisms that made fossil fuel subsidies such a large burden on public finances, the strategies followed in its five-year phase-out, and the institutional ...

    In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 11 (2022), 2, S. 5-25 | Carlos Muñoz-Piña, Mariza Montes de Oca Leon, Marisol Rivera-Planter
  • Nachrichten [Energie, Verkehr, Umwelt]

    COP26 statement on coal exit

    As COP26 drew to a close earlier this month, almost 200 nations agreed to “phase down” coal power in the coming years. How this is done, for coal and other fossil fuels, will have implications for individuals and communities that depend on these resources for their livelihoods.  The case study conducted by DIW Berlin focuses on Germany and the efforts it has undertaken to support ...

    29.11.2021| Claudia Kemfert
  • Research Project

    Open-source modeling of the future role of renewable hydrogen in Germany and Europe

    In the project "Open Hydrogen Modeling", we expand and link three Berlin-based open-source models: the Global Gas Market Model (GGM), the Global Energy System Model (GENeSYS-MOD), and the electricity sector model DIETER. We investigate the prospects of the hydrogen markets in creation, ranging from the global market to the European and German market. We are particularly interested in the...

    Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy – Focus on Electro-intensive Firms

    The European Commission commissioned an international consortium including the DIW Berlin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study are meant to support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG). One key focus of the study was to assess the current rules...

    21.05.2021| Joanna Piechucka, DIW Berlin
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