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  • Berlin Seminar

    Wie kann die Wärmewende für alle gelingen?

    Die EU-Richtlinie über die Gesamtenergieeffizienz von Gebäuden (EPBD) etabliert eine neue gesellschaftliche Norm und ein großes politisches Ziel: Bis 2033 sollten alle Wohngebäude einen Mindeststandard an Energieeffizienz erreichen. So sollen Energiekosten und Schocks für Haushalte begrenzt werden und der Energiebedarf reduziert werden, um eine klimaneutrale Energieversorgung für alle zu...

    16.05.2023| Sibylle Braungardt (Öko-Institut), Melanie Weber-Moritz (BDM), Ingrid Vogler (GdW), Christian Noll (DENEFF), Peter Rathert (BMWSB)
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Free Allocation and Exports

    The European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) is the key policy tool of the EU to reduce GHG emissions. To prevent carbon leakage, most of the emission permits have been allocated for free in the industrial sector. A carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) will be introduced end of 2023 as an alternative carbon leakage protection instrument. However, the CBAM will only gradually replace free...

    19.04.2023| Robin Sogalla, DIW Berlin
  • DIW focus

    Accelerate thermal modernization of buildings with minimum standards for buildings and binding retrofitting targets

    The energy and climate crisis enhance the need for energy savings. In the building sector, these savings can be achieved primarily through thermal retrofitting. So far, progress in this area has been slow. To date, less than one percent of the residential building stock in Germany is retrofitted each year. The existing support programs alone offer too little reliability for the necessary...

    13.03.2023| Sophie Behr, Merve Küçük, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Berlin Seminar

    Can a climate alliance/club enhance climate cooperation?

    The influential Indian Parliamentarian Mr. Jayant Sinha envisages a global climate alliance building on the concept of the European Union and its Green Deal – a community attractive to its members because it addresses the diverse needs and ensures that joint action benefits all. To ensure the inclusive nature and broaden the political ownership of such an initiative, Mr. Sinha launched a report on...

    16.02.2023| Jayant Sinha (Global Climate Alliance Collaborative), Jaroslaw Pietras (Martens Centre / College of Europe), Erika Mink-Zaghloul (thyssenkrupp Steel Europe), Hans Peter Lankes (London School of Economics), Vera Rodenhoff (German Federal Ministry for the Economic Affairs und Climate Action)
  • Infographic

    Energy Transition Partnerships

    01.02.2023
  • DIW Weekly Report 32/33 / 2023

    Investments in Energy-Efficient Building Renovation Are on a Downward Slide

    According to the latest review report of the Council of Experts on Climate Change, the German building sector failed to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in 2022. This is in part because investments in energy-efficient building refurbishment—supported by all kinds of policy measures— has neither been low nor shown a consistently positive trend over the past ten years. Furthermore, ...

    2023| Martin Gornig, Katrin Klarhöfer
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    New Coal Mines in the Australian Galilee Basin Are Not Economically Viable and Are Prone to Become Stranded Assets

    To limit the effects of climate change, we must significantly curtail the trading and use of coal as an energy source. Although the rise of renewable energy sources has already led to a reduction in the demand for and use of coal, new export-oriented coal mine projects are still being approved, and they often receive strong political support. However, whether these projects are economically viable ...

    In: One Earth 6 (2023), 8, S. 990-1004 | Christian Hauenstein, Franziska Holz, Lennart Rathje, Thomas Mitterecker
  • DIW Weekly Report 23 / 2023

    Facilitating the Transport and Heating Transition: Strengthen Carbon Pricing, Introduce a Climate Dividend, and Reduce Adaptation Costs

    Despite the easing of prices on the energy markets, private households continue to be burdened by elevated prices. The planned increase the planned increase in the carbon price for transport and heating will raise the burden on private households even further. These additional costs are unequally distributed and have a regressive effect, as poor households must spend much more relative to their net ...

    2023| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Lars Felder, Peter Haan
  • Diskussionspapiere 2041 / 2023

    De-Fueling Externalities: How Tax Salience and Fuel Substitution Mediate Climate and Health Benefits

    This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of the world’s largest environmental tax reform. We compare carbon and air pollutant emissions of the German transport sector and synthetic counterfactuals following the 1999 eco-tax reform, and find average re- ductions in external damages of around 80 billion Euros. We further show that the eco-tax induced low-carbon innovation and document much stronger ...

    2023| Pier Basaglia, Sophie Behr, Moritz A. Drupp
  • DIW Weekly Report 22 / 2023

    The New European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

    In October 2023, the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), a part of the reform of the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), will come into effect. Currently, energy-intensive industries do not need to purchase all of the necessary EU ETS allowances on the market to remain globally competitive, as the remaining allowances are freely allocated to them. The CBAM plans to gradually replace ...

    2023| Robin Sogalla
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