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  • Other refereed essays

    The German "Energiewende": An Introduction

    The German government's multi-decade effort to transition to a low-carbon, renew-ables-based energy economy is now commonly known as "energiewende" ("energy transition"). The transition has four major objectives: increasing the share of renewables to at least 80% (in electricity) and 60% for total final energy consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% (basis: 1990), phasing out nuclear ...

    In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 3 (2014), 2, S. 1-12 | Christian von Hirschhausen
  • Data Documentation 73 / 2014

    Technical Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Potentials of Biochar Soil Incorporation in Germany: Data Documentation

    2014| Isabel Teichmann
  • Diskussionspapiere 1406 / 2014

    Technical Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Potentials of Biochar Soil Incorporation in Germany

    Biochar is a carbon-rich solid obtained from the heating of biomass in the (near) absence of oxygen in a process called pyrolysis. Its deployment in soils is increasingly discussed as a promising means to sequester carbon in soils and, thus, to help mitigate climate change. For a wide range of feedstocks and scenarios and against the baseline of conventional feedstock management, we calculate the technical ...

    2014| Isabel Teichmann
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 8 / 2014

    European Energy and Climate Policy Requires Ambitious Targets for 2030

    In January 2014, the European Commission proposed a framework for its climate and energy policy up to 2030. It includes targets for reducing greenhouse gases and using renewable energies, but no specific targets for increasing energy efficiency. By 2030, greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by 40 percent over 1990 figures. Another element of the proposal is the introduction of a market stability ...

    2014| Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Casimir Lorenz
  • Externe Monographien

    Assessing Energy Price Induced Improvements in Efficiency of Capital in OECD Manufacturing Industries

    To assess how capital stocks adapt to energy price changes, it is necessary to account for the impacts on different vintages of capital and to account separately for price-induced and autonomous improvements in the energy efficiency of capital stock. The results of econometric analysis for five manufacturing industries in 19 OECD countries between 1990 and 2005 indicate that higher energy prices resulted ...

    Washington, DC: World Bank, 2014, 55 S.
    (Policy Research Working Paper ; 6929)
    | Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Externe Monographien

    Financial Incentives for Low Carbon Investment: Dissertation

    Zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels haben politische Entscheidungsträger auf europäischer, nationaler und regionaler Regierungsebene CO2-Reduktionsziele formuliert, die erhebliche Investitionen erfordern. Studien haben zahlreiche Marktbarrieren ermittelt, die diese Investitionen verhindern. Zur Überwindung dieser Barrieren wurden regulatorische, preis- und informationsbasierte Politikinstrumente implementiert. ...

    Berlin: TU Berlin, 2014, X, 102 S. | Anne Schopp
  • Diskussionspapiere 1398 / 2014

    The Market Value of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and the Mode of Tenure

    Concerns about global warming and growing scarcity of fossile fuels require substantial changes in energy consumption patterns and energy systems, as targeted by many countries around the world. One key element to achieve such transformation is to increase energy efficiency of the housing stock. In this context, it is frequently argued that private investments are too low in the light of the potential ...

    2014| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
  • Diskussionspapiere 1397 / 2014

    Global Warming, Technological Change and Trade in Carbon Energy: Challenge or Threat?

    Is it possible to combat global climate change through North-to-South technology transfer even without a global climate treaty? Or do carbon leakage and the rebound effect imply that it is possible to take advantage of technological improvements under the umbrella of a global arrangement only? For answering these questions two possible states of the world are discussed: one, where more energy efficient ...

    2014| Gunter Stephan, Georg Müller-Fürstenberger
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 7 / 2014

    European Energy Sector: Large Investments Required for Sustainability and Supply Security

    For the European Union to keep on track with its energy and climate targets, large investments are required in electricity generation, infrastructure and energy efficiency. The electricity sector takes the center stage. This article delivers an overview of several estimates of the investment requirement in the European energy sector and estimates the total required investment expenditures until 2030. ...

    2014| Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Clemens Gerbaulet, Casimir Lorenz
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 8 / 2014

    Coal Power Endangers Climate Targets: Calls for Urgent Action

    Coal-fired power stations are responsible for around a third of Germany’s carbon emissions. Failure to reduce the persistently high level of coal-fired power generation threatens Germany’s climate targets for 2020 and 2050 and undermines a sustainable energy transition. Calculations by DIW Berlin and other expert opinions prove that, in the long term, lignite, in particular, is no longer relevant for ...

    2014| Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert, Felix Reitz, Christian von Hirschhausen
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