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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    A Collective Blueprint, Not a Crystal Ball: Overcoming Political Stalemates: The German Stakeholder Commission on Phasing out Coal

    The future of coal remains contested in many countries, hindering necessary energy transitions. Collaborative governance approaches, such as stakeholder commissions, have been proposed as potential solution to resolve such societal conflicts. In Germany, a stakeholder commission process managed to overcome the existing stalemate situation, leading to the adoption of a coal phase-out by 2038. Celebrated ...

    In: Energy Research & Social Science 103 (2023), 103203, 16 S. | Christian Hauenstein, Isabell Braunger, Alexandra Krumm, Pao-Yu Oei
  • 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

    Atomwende? Ja, bitte! Warum die Abkehr von der Atomenergie und eine gute Entsorgungspolitik die Energiewende in Deutschland befördern werden

    Die Atomenergie bleibt gesellschaftlich umkämpft. Zum einen wird sie wieder als Zukunftstechnologie gehandelt, mit der vermeintlich klimafreundlich und ressourcenschonend Strom erzeugt werden kann. Zum anderen ist die Endlagerung von Atomabfällen noch nicht geregelt. Das Konzept der ,,atompolitischen Wende“ bringt ‐ analog zur Energiewende ‐ dieses Ringen auf den Punkt. Die Beendigung der kommerziellen ...

    In: Gaia 31 (2023), 1, S. 86-90 | Fabian Präger, Achim Brunnengräber, Christian von Hirschhausen
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Bidirectional Coupling of the Long-term Integrated Assessment Model REgional Model of INvestments and Development (REMIND) v3.0.0 with the Hourly Power Sector Model Dispatch and Investment Evaluation Tool with Endogenous Renewables (DIETER) v1.0.2

    Integrated assessment models (IAMs) are a central tool for the quantitative analysis of climate change mitigation strategies. However, due to their global, cross-sectoral and centennial scope, IAMs cannot explicitly represent the temporal and spatial details required to properly analyze the key role of variable renewable energy (VRE) in decarbonizing the power sector and enabling emission reductions ...

    In: Geoscientific Model Development 16 (2023), 17, S. 4977–5033 | Chen Chris Gong, Falko Ueckerdt, Robert Pietzcker, Adrian Odenweller, Wolf-Peter Schill, Martin Kittel, Gunnar Luderer
  • 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 14/15/16 / 2023

    Heating and Electricity Expenses: Saving Incentives Not Impacting Basic Income Recipients

    Basic income benefits cover recipients’ actual heating expenses as long as they are not unusually high. In contrast, their electricity expenses are only covered via a lump sum at the standard rate. Thus, basic income recipients have weaker incentives for reducing their heating expenses than for reducing their electricity expenses. Using Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) data, it can be seen that basic income ...

    2023| Lars Felder, Peter Haan, Stefan Bach, Wolf-Peter Schill
  • DIW focus 9 / 2023

    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 investments ...

    2023| Sophie Behr, Merve Küçük, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Reducing Energy System Model Distortions from Unintended Storage Cycling through Variable Costs

    Energy system models are used for policy decisions and technology designs. If not carefully used, models give implausible outputs and mislead decision-making. One implausible effect is “unintended storage cycling”, which is observable as simultaneous storage charging and discharging. Methods to remove such misleading effects exist, but are computationally inefficient and sometimes ineffective. Through ...

    In: iScience 26 (2023), 1, 105729, 19 S. | Maximilian Parzen, Martin Kittel, Daniel Friedrich, Aristides Kiprakis
  • DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 187 / 2023

    Kazakhstan: Decarbonisation Pathways towards a Net Zero Future by 2060 - The Opportunities and Challenges ahead: Final Report

    2023| Lars Handrich, Nadiya Mankovska, Frank Meißner, Maria Polugodina, Oleksandr Diachuk, Roman Podolets, Andrii Semeniuk, Andrea Bassi, Georg Pallaske
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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. ...

    In: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 10 (2023), 3, S. 819-863 | Fabian Stöckl, Alexander Zerrahn
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