DIW Berlin: Topic Energy Economics

Topic Energy Economics

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Sustainable Finance

Workshop on Sustainable Finance and the Transformation of the Real Economy

This workshop focused on the question, how the financial market can accompany and support the transformation towards a climate-neutral and sustainable economy.

Diskussionspapiere 1840 / 2020

The Role of Aggregators in Facilitating Industrial Demand Response: Evidence from Germany

Industrial demand response can play an important part in balancing the intermittent production from a growing share of renewable energies in electricity markets. This paper analyses the role of aggregators – intermediaries between participants and the electricity market – in facilitating industrial demand response. Based on the results from semi-structured interviews with German demand response

2020| Jan Stede, Karin Arnold, Christa Dufter, Georg Holtz, Serafin von Roon, Jörn C. Richstein
Diskussionspapiere 1850 / 2020

Coase and Cap-and-Trade: Evidence on the Independence Property from the European Electricity Sector

This paper provides an empirical test of the Coase Theorem. I analyze whether emissions are independent from allowance allocations in the electricity sector regulated under the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Exogenous variation in levels of free allocation for power producing installations enables a difference-in-differences strategy. The analysis reveals that a change in al- location

2020| Aleksandar Zaklan
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Do Benefits from Dynamic Tariffing Rise? Welfare Effects of Real-Time Retail Pricing Under Carbon Taxation and Variable Renewable Electricity Supply

We analyze the gross welfare gains from real-time retail pricing in electricity markets where carbon taxation induces investment in variable renewable technologies. Applying a stylized numerical electricity market model, we find a U-shaped association between carbon taxation and gross welfare gains. The benefits of introducing real-time pricing can accordingly be relatively low at relatively high

In: Environmental & Resource Economics 75 (2020), S. 183-213 | Christian Gambardella, Michael Pahle, Wolf-Peter Schill
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Lessons from Germany’s Hard Coal Mining Phase-Out: Policies and Transition from 1950 to 2018

German hard coal production ended in 2018, following the termination of subsidies. This paper looks at 60 years of continuous decline of an industry that employed more than 600,000 people, through a case study comparing Germany’s two largest hard coal mining areas (Ruhr area and Saarland). Although predominantly economic drivers underlay the transitions, both provide valuable lessons for upcoming

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-11-28] | Pao-Yu Oei, Hanna Brauers, Philipp Herpich
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The Challenges of Spatial and Temporal Aggregation: Modelling Issues, Applications, and Policy Implications: Editorial

In: Utilities Policy 62 (2020) 100993, 4 S. | Franziska Holz, Charikleia Karakostas, Anne Neumann
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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 (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-06-19] | Hector Pollitt, Karsten Neuhoff, Xinru Lin
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Energy Outlooks Compared: Global and Regional Insights

We compare prominent global energy scenarios of organizations and companies. We supplement the analysis with four own scenarios, which were derived from structured analytic techniques in combination with a numerical global energy and resource market model (Multimod). Our paper provides three central contributions: (i) a compact survey of selected outlooks with meta characteristics (conceptual

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (2020), 1, S. 21-42 | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hashem al-Kuhlani
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Lessons from Modeling 100% Renewable Scenarios Using GENeSYS-MOD

The main aim of models has never been to provide numbers, but insights. Still, challenges prevail for modelers to use the best configuration of their models to provide helpful insights. In the case of energy system modelling, this becomes even more complicated due to increasing complexity of the energy system transition through the potential and need for sector coupling. This paper therefore

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (2020), 1, S. 103-120 | Pao-Yu Oei, Thorsten Burandt, Karlo Hainsch, Konstantin Löffler, Claudia Kemfert
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The Structure, Drivers and Policy Implications of the European Carbon Footprint

Policy to reduce the European Union’s (EU) carbon footprint needs to be grounded in an understanding of the structure and drivers of both the domestic and internationally traded components. Here we analyse consumption-based emission accounts (for the main greenhouse gases (GHGs)) for the EU, focusing on understanding sectoral contributions and what changes have been observed over the last two

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-20] | Richard Wood, Karsten Neuhoff, Dan Moran, Moana Simas, Michael Grubb, Konstantin Stadler
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