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No need for new natural gas pipelines and LNG terminals in Europe

Natural gas could play an increasing role in the German energy system following the coal exit decided in July 2020 by the German parliament. However, natural gas has no climate benefit compared to coal. What is more, Europe risks to become a battleground for the conflict between Russia and the United States. The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nordstream 2 has set in motion a downward...

29.07.2020| Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
Report

Submission to the revision of the EU infrastructure regulation

The European Commission currently revises its regulation of selection of and support to so-called Trans-European Networks in the energy sector (TEN-E). Currently, the European Union still provides support to fossil natural gas infrastructure that were selected as so-called Projects of Common Interest (PCI) without sufficiently taking into account the long-term climate targets. In the research project ...

15.07.2020| Franziska Holz
Climate Friendly Materials Platform

EAERE Policy Session "EU ETS plus X? Policy needs for industrial decarbonisation in the age of corona"

The aim of this policy session is to discuss whether or not the EU ETS needs to be complemented by other sector specific policies for the decarbonization of the industrial sector that go beyond recent reforms. Together with our panelists we would also like to reflect the recent developments in the policy debate on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery strategy for the topic. The...

25.06.2020| Simone Borghesi (University of Siena, Florence School of Regulation Climate), Misato Sato (London School of Economics), Olga Chiappinelli (DIW Berlin), Arthur Runge-Metzger (DG Clima, European Commission), Malte Bornkamm (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Olga Chiappinelli, Jörn Richstein
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The Impact of Implementing a Consumption Charge on Carbon-Intensive Materials in Europe

The production of basic materials accounts for around 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Existing measures to reduce emissions from industry are limited due to a combination of competitiveness concerns and a lack of technological options available to producers. In this paper, we assess the possibility of implementing a materials charge to reduce demand for basic industrial products and, hence, ...

In: Climate Policy 20 (2020), Suppl. 1, S. S74-S89 | Hector Pollitt, Karsten Neuhoff, Xinru Lin
Diskussionspapiere 1923 / 2020

EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy – What Is Its Role on the Road towards Climate Neutrality?

The EU Taxonomy is the first standardised and comprehensive classification system for sustainable economic activities. It covers activities responsible for up to 80 percent of EU greenhouse gas emissions and may play an important role in channelling investments into low-carbon technologies by helping investors to make informed decisions. However, especially in transition sectors much depends on the ...

2020| Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede
Monographien

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: How to Achieve a Just Transition?

Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2020, 40 S.
(Background Paper for the Forum Climate Economics 7)
| Elmar Kriegler, Ramona Gulde, Arwen Colell, Jan C. Minx, Christian von Hirschhausen, Pao-Yu Oei, Paola Yanguas-Parra, Nico Bauer, Hanna Brauers, Lisa Hanna Broska, Elke Groh, Achim Hagen, Karlo Hainsch, Franziska Holz, Michael Hübler, Michael Jakob, Mohammad M. Khabbazan, Marian Leimbach, Niccolo Manych, Mariza Montes de Oca Leon, Nils Ohlendorf, Sebastian Osorio, Michael Pahle, Leo Reutter, Hawal Shamon, Jan Steckel, Jessica Strefler, Colin Vance, Stefan Vögele, Georg von Wangenheim, Paula Walk, Inga Wittenberg, Stefan Zundel
Monographien

Essays on Applied Microeconomics: Dissertation

Berlin: Humboldt-Univ., 2020, 177 S. | Marica Valente
Weitere Aufsätze

A Nomadic Journey – Simulating the Effect of COVID-19 and Production Shifts on Crude Oil Prices

In: IAEE Energy Forum (2020), Special Issue, S. 90-91 | Dawud Ansari, Claudia Kemfert
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Sustainable Development and Populism

All 193 UN member states have pledged to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), following the guiding principle to leave no one behind. At the same time, rising populist movements increasingly influence the political debate in many countries by challenging multilateral cooperation and liberal democracy. This paper contains the first empirical study of the relationship between the SDGs and ...

In: Ecological Economics 176 (2020), 106723 | Christian Kroll, Vera Zipperer
Diskussionspapiere 1885 / 2020

Substituting Clean for Dirty Energy: A Bottom-Up Analysis

We fit CES and VES production functions to data from a numerical bottom-up optimization model of electricity supply with clean and dirty inputs. This approach allows for studying high shares of clean energy not observable today and for isolating mechanisms that impact the elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy. Central results show that (i) dirty inputs are not essential for production. ...

2020| Fabian Stöckl, Alexander Zerrahn
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