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XPRESS

The general objective of XPRESS project (full title: Support for Public Procurements to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and public sector for the development and adoption in renewables in regions) is to facilitate the introduction of ...

Current Project| Macroeconomics
Weekly Report

Affordable Electricity Supply via Contracts for Difference for Renewable Energy

The cost of renewable energy technology has plunged in recent years. But the extent to which electricity consumers can benefit from the reduced costs depends on the design of renewable remuneration mechanisms. Calculations of a financing model show ...

11.07.2018| Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein
Research Project

Future of Fossil Fuels in the wake of greenhouse gas neutrality

The objective of this project is to investigate previously under-researched aspects of decarbonizing the German electricity sector in the European context and to derive an assessment of concrete policy instruments for both the German and the European ...

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Diskussionspapiere 1801 / 2019

Strategic Environmental Policy and the Mobility of Firms

The loss of international competitiveness of domestic industries remains a key obstacle to the implementation of effective carbon prices in a world without harmonized climate policies. We analyze countries' non-cooperative choices of emissions taxes

2019| Philipp M. Richter, Marco Runkel, Robert C. Schmidt
Weekly Report

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

by Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Michelle Harnisch and Niklas Isaak 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 ...

28.03.2019| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei
Diskussionspapiere 1773 / 2018

Are Emission Performance Standards Effective in Pollution Control? Evidence from the EU's Large Combustion Plant Directive

This paper explores the extent to which emissions limits on stack concentrations under the Large Combustion Plant (LCP) Directive succeeded in mitigating local air pollutants from thermal power stations in the European Union. We take advantage of the

2018| Puja Singhal
Climate Friendly Materials Platform

UNFCCC SB’s Side Event Policy Solutions for a Climate Friendly Materials Sector

Production of basic materials like steel, cement or aluminium is responsible for the majority of industrial GHG emissions. Yet so far national policies provide very limited support for climate friendly material production and efficient use of ...

08.05.2017
Diskussionspapiere 1737 / 2018

The Effects of Pricing Waste Generation: A Synthetic Control Approach

To internalize pollution externalities into household waste generation, Unit Pricing Systems (UPS) have been adopted worldwide. This paper evaluates the causal effects of a UPS on the disposal of municipal solid waste in Trento, Italy. To account for

2018| Matheus Bueno, Marica Valente
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The Effects of Pricing Waste Generation: A Synthetic Control Approach

To internalize pollution externalities into household waste generation, Unit Pricing Systems (UPS) have been adopted worldwide. This paper evaluates the causal effects of a UPS on the disposal of municipal solid waste in Trento, Italy. Using a unique

In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 96 (2019), S. 274-285 | Matheus Bueno, Marica Valente
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