Topic Energy Economics

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DIW Weekly Report 11 / 2020

Nuclear Power Worldwide: Development Plans in Newcomer Countries Negligible

At just 4.4 percent, the contribution made by nuclear power to meeting the world’s primary energy requirements is marginal and on the decline. The current nuclear power fleet is outdated with around 200 plants due to be phased out over the next ten years compared to as few as 46 new nuclear power plants under construction worldwide. Yet the nuclear industry, particularly the World Nuclear Association ...

2020| Lars Sorge, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Ben Wealer
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Solar PV Generation in Colombia - a Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Analyze the Potential of Solar Energy Market

Colombia faces several challenges to secure a reliable, affordable, and climate-friendly energy supply. Persistently low reserve-to-production ratios in oil and gas, together with advancing climate change, are putting the country’s energy system at risk. Heavily relying on hydro-power, Colombia’s electricity system will become more vulnerable with extreme weather patterns such as El Niño. This paper ...

In: Renewable Energy 148 (2020), S. 1266-1279 | Andrea Ruíz López, Alexandra Krumm, Lukas Schattenhofer, Felipe Corral Montoya, Nora Oberländer, Pao-Yu Oei
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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 nature, ...

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (2020), 1, S. 21-42 | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hashem al-Kuhlani
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 levels ...

2020| Aleksandar Zaklan
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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 showcases ...

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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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 carbon ...

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 coal ...

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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Emissions Trading in Regulated Electricity Markets

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. | William Acworth, Mariza Montes de Oca, Anatole Boute, Carlotta Piantieri, Felix Christian Matthes
Research Project

Modern state-owned firms' performance: An empirical analysis of productivity, market power and innovation

In sectors of general interests, the economic activity of the state decreased over decades as a consequence of privatisation and liberalisation. Recently, local governments began to remunicipalise in the energy and water sector, thereby creating a new and modern generation of state-owned firms.  These firms, however, differ in organisation and production environment from the state monopolists...

Current Project| Firms and Markets, Energy, Transportation, Environment
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