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Modeling the Low-Carbon Transition of the European Energy System - a Quantitative Assessment of the Stranded Assets Problem

In this paper, multiple pathways for the European energy system until 2050 are computed, focusing on one of the major challenges of the low-carbon transition: the issue of unused capacities and stranded assets. Three different scenarios are analyzed, utilizing the Global Energy System Model (GENeSYS-MOD) for calculations. A major feature is the introduction of limited foresight and imperfect planning ...

In: Energy Strategy Reviews 26 (2019), 100422, 15 S. | Konstantin Löffler, Thorsten Burandt, Karlo Hainsch, Pao-Yu Oei
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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
Diskussionspapiere 1820 / 2019

Green Public Procurement and the Innovation Activities of Firms

This paper provides first empirical insights on the relationship between green public procurement (GPP) and firms' innovation activities. Considering that the public sector is a large buyer in the economy, public procurement is able to work as demand-pull factor for new products and thus innovations - given that the procurement is aimed at such objectives. GPP is specifically implemented to contribute ...

2019| Vera Zipperer
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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 20 (2020), Suppl. 1, S. S74-S89 | Hector Pollitt, Karsten Neuhoff, Xinru Lin
DIW Weekly Report 26/27 / 2020

EU ETS Cap Must and Can Be Reduced More Quickly

Currently, the European Commission intends to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target. Instead of a 40 percent target, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by 50 to 55 percent compared to 1990 levels; the European Parliament is even considering a 65-percent reduction. The European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) sectors should make an appropriate contribution to this reduction. However, decisive ...

2020| Aleksandar Zaklan, Vicki Duscha, Claudia Gibis, Jakob Wachsmuth, Jan Weiß, Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1879 / 2020

I Am Innocent: Hourly Variations in Air Pollution and Crime Behavior

I posit that hourly changes in air pollution affect criminality through two distinct pathways, via physiological effects on the criminal and by changes in the tightness of the market for criminal activities. To disentangle individual from market effects, I develop a behavioral model of the individual decision to transgress and a model of search-and-matching frictions between criminals and crime opportunities. ...

2020| Luis Sarmiento
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2019

Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds

Zur Finanzierung des Klimaschutzes verwenden Länder zunehmend eine Kombination von CO2-Bepreisung und grünen Anleihen. Dieser Artikel analysiert die Gründe für einen solchen Politikmix sowie die Interaktionseffekte dieser Instrumente. Wir modellieren die Interaktionseffekte in einem intertemporalen Modell, das sich auf Sachs (2015) bezieht und eine Lastenverteilung zwischen gegenwärtigen und zukünftigen ...

2019| Dirk Heine, Willi Semmler, Mariana Mazzucato, João Paulo Braga, Michael Flaherty, Arkady Gevorkyan, Erin Hayde, Siavash Radpour

Options for EU Trade Policy to Enhance Climate Action: Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Incentivising Low-Carbon Investment and Addressing Carbon Leakage

In her Political Guidelines, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen declares cli-mate neutrality to be one of the central objectives of a proposed European Green Deal. EU member states are now discussing whether to formally agree on an objective for climate neutrality in 2050. Some have already set deadlines – Finland as early as 2035. This has triggered reflection on the adequate policy mix, ...

Berlin: SWP, 2019, 13 S.
(SWP Working Papers ; 01)
| Susanne Dröge, Karsten Neuhoff, Christian Egenhofer, Milan Elkerbout
Diskussionspapiere 1811 / 2019

Nuclear Power, Democracy, Development, and Nuclear Warheads: Determinants for Introducing Nuclear Power

This paper analyzes the nature of democratic development in a nation on the process of introducing nuclear power over the period 1960 - 2017 for an unbalanced panel of 171 countries. Given the involved political process of introducing nuclear power and its political importance, as well as the current tendency of about 30 countries to “go nuclear”, this question is both of historic and current interest. ...

2019| Lars Sorge, Anne Neumann, Christian von Hirschhausen, Ben Wealer
DIW Weekly Report 13 / 2019

Ecological Tax Revenue Still Yields Lower Pension Contributions and Higher Pensions Today

The ecological tax reform that Germany implemented between 1999 and 2003 increased energy tax rates—especially on gasoline and diesel. Today, the ecological tax hikes yield an annual revenue of around 20 billion euros or 0.6 percent of GDP. The money is used to finance a higher federal grant to the public pension scheme. Calculations based on a pension simulation model show that the contribution rate ...

2019| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Michelle Harnisch, Niklas Isaak
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