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The Political Economy of Coal in Poland: Drivers and Barriers for a Shift away from Fossil Fuels

Poland is the largest hard coal and second largest lignite producer in the EU, generating around 80 percent of its electricity from coal. Resistance to a reduction in coal production and consumption comes from various actors, namely, coal corporations, unions, parts of civil society and the government – as well as their coalitions. Their opposition centres around the prospect of losing their business, ...

In: Energy Policy 144 (2020) 111621 | Hanna Brauers, Pao-Yu Oei
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Sustainable Development and Populism

All 193 UN member states have pledged to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), following the guiding principle to leave no one behind. At the same time, rising populist movements increasingly influence the political debate in many countries by challenging multilateral cooperation and liberal democracy. This paper contains the first empirical study of the relationship between the SDGs and ...

In: Ecological Economics 176 (2020), 106723 | Christian Kroll, Vera Zipperer
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The role of energy storage in power sectors with fossil fuel phase-out

The phase-out of fossil fuels, and a growing use of variable renewable energy sources, increase the flexibility needs of the power sector. In this context, different energy storage technologies become more relevant. Yet the role and use of electricity storage depends on many factors, for example technology costs and availabilities, as well as the level and flexibility of sector coupling strategies...

09.10.2020| Sebastian Osorio, Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Wolf-Peter Schill, Carlos David Gaete Morales, Martin Kittel
DIW focus 5 / 2020

No Need for New Natural Gas Pipelines and LNG Terminals in Europe

Natural gas could play an increasing role in the German energy system following the coal exit decided in July 2020 by the German parliament. However, natural gas has no climate benefit compared to coal. What is more, Europe risks to become a battle-ground for the conflict between Russia and the United States. The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nordstream 2 has set in motion a downward spiral ...

2020| Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
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Between Stranded Assets and Green Transformation: Fossil-Fuel-Producing Developing Countries Towards 2055

Climate-related asset stranding refers to the depreciation of assets – such as resource reserves, infrastructure, or industries – resulting from the unanticipated changes, such as the tightening of climate policies. Although developing countries – especially fossil-fuel exporters – may be most concerned by this issue, its analysis in development (economics) has so far been limited.We aim at enhancing ...

In: World Development 130 (2020), 104947, 17 S. | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz
Diskussionspapiere 1856 / 2020

Technology Policy and Market Structure: Evidence from the Power Sector

We show how policies to trigger clean technologies change price competition and market structure. We present evidence from electricity markets, where regulators have implemented different policies to subsidize clean energy. Building on a multi-unit auction model, we show that currently applied subsidy designs either foster or attenuate competition. Fixed, price-independent output subsidies decrease ...

2020| Moritz Bohland, Sebastian Schwenen
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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
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A Real Chance for Transatlantic Partnership on Climate Policy

In: Intereconomics 56 (2021), 1, S. 20-22 | Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1930 / 2021

Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence from Antitrust Markets

An increasing body of empirical evidence is documenting trends toward rising concentration, profits, and markups in many industries around the world since the 1980s. Two major criticisms of these studies is that concentration and market shares are poorly measured at the national industry level while firm level revenues are a poor indicator of product sales. We use a novel database that identifies over ...

2021| Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Klaus Gugler, Joanna Piechucka
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Comparing Coal Phase-Out Pathways: The United Kingdom’s and Germany’s Diverging Transitions

Political decisions and trends regarding coal use for electricity generation developed differently in the UK and Germany, despite being subject to relatively similar climate protection targets and general political and economic conditions. The UK agreed on a coal phase-out by 2024. In Germany, a law schedules a coal phase-out by 2038 at the latest. This paper investigates reasons for the different ...

In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 37 (2020), S. 238-253 | Hanna Brauers, Pao-Yu Oei, Paula Walk
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