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Workshop FoReSee „Stranded assets in the fossil resource sector“

The final workshop of the project FoReSee will discuss latest research and findings on the effects of climate change and climate policy on asset stranding in the fossil resource sector. Researchers from Berlin and abroad will present their research. Stéphane Hallegatte (Worldbank) will give a keynote speech on asset stranding in theory and practice.DIW Berlin will host the workshop that is...

09.05.2022
DIW focus 8 / 2022

Electricity Supply in Germany Can Be Secured without Russian Supplies and Nuclear Energy; The 2030 Coal-Phase out Remains Possible

The European Union has increased pressure on Russia by enacting a coal embargo. Following a transition period, Russian coal imports will end in August 2022. Recent studies show that Germany will be able to substitute Russian supplies with imports from other countries by summer 2022. However, with the looming threat of a Russian gas supply stop, plans must be developed to ensure security of supply. ...

2022| Christian Hauenstein, Karlo Hainsch, Philipp Herpich, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Pao-Yu Oei, Catharina Rieve
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Does Green Public Procurement Trigger Environmental Innovations?

Green public procurement has gained high political priority and is argued to be an effective demand-side policy to trigger environmental innovations. However, the empirical evidence on its innovation impact is limited. We construct a novel firm-level dataset to investigate the effect of winning public procurement tenders with additional environmental award criteria on firms’ introduction of environmental ...

In: Research Policy 51 (2022), 6, 104516, 27 S. | Bastian Krieger, Vera Zipperer
DIW focus 7 / 2022

Energy Supply Security in Germany Can Be Guaranteed even without Natural Gas from Russia

The Russian war on Ukraine and Germany’s dependence on Russian gas require a rethink of German energy supplies. While there is a heated debate about an immediate energy embargo, Russia could also stop its supplies at any time. To date, Germany has purchased around 55 percent of its natural gas from Russia. DIW Berlin has developed scenarios for how the German energy system could become independent ...

2022| Franziska Holz, Robin Sogalla, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 2013 / 2022

Discriminatory Auction Design for Renewable Energy

Designing auctions that favor low resource quality installations allows countries to geographically diversify their renewable energy production, while lowering payments to low-cost producers. In this paper, we develop a stylized model showing that a discriminatory auction design favoring low-wind-yield locations leads to a tradeoff between production costs and producer rent and that the scheme can ...

2022| Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn C. Richstein
Seminar

Stranded Investments in the Coal Export Industry?

The Case of the Australian Galilee Basin Thermal coal exporters face increasing uncertainty about future coal demand and the risk of asset stranding is increasing. Nevertheless, new export-oriented coal mine projects like the Carmichael project in the Australian Galilee Basin are still brought forward. In this seminar, we discuss research results with the COALMOD-World model with Australian...

23.02.2022
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 180 / 2022

Defining Gas Price Limits and Gas Saving Targets for a Large-scale Gas Supply Interruption: Final Report

2022| Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Weekly Report 22/23 / 2022

Expanding Solar Energy Capacity to Power the Transition to Heat Pumps

Increasing the use of heat pumps is an important measure for reducing carbon emissions in the heating sector as well as natural gas imports. This report uses an electricity sector model to investigate the effects of an accelerated expansion of the heat pump stock on the German electricity sector in 2030. Adding around six million heat pumps would increase electricity demand by nine percent in 2030; ...

2022| Alexander Roth, Carlos David Gaete Morales, Adeline Guéret, Dana Kirchem, Martin Kittel, Wolf-Peter Schill
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

Household responses to export prices - Evidence from an oil exporting country

14.06.2022| Gisle J. Natvik, Norwegian Business School
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