2074 Ergebnisse, ab 1961
Weekly Report 2 / 2005

The Economic Costs of Climate Change

International experts agree that the emission of greenhouse gases by mankind is rising further and further, and causing climate change. This can clearly be seen in the rise in the average global temperature and sea level. It is also evident in the increase in extreme weather events and natural catastrophes, which are causing enormous economic damage. If the global temperature changes by 1 degree Celsius ...

2005| Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1166 / 2011

Renewable Electric Energy Integration: Quantifying the Value of Design of Markets for International Transmission Capacity

Integrating large quantities of supply-driven renewable electricity generation remains a political and operational challenge. One of the main obstacles in Europe to installing at least 200 GWs of power from variable renewable sources is how to deal with the insufficient network capacity and the congestion that will result from new flow patterns. We model the current methodology for controlling congestion ...

2011| Karsten Neuhoff, Rodney Boyd, Thilo Grau, Julian Barquin, Francisco Echavarren, Janusz Bialek, Chris Dent, Christian von Hirschhausen, Benjamin Hobbs, Friedrich Kunz, Hannes Weigt, Christian Nabe, Georgios Papaefthymiou, Christoph Weber
Diskussionspapiere 1145 / 2011

Removing Cross-Border Capacity Bottlenecks in the European Natural Gas Market: A Proposed Merchant-Regulatory Mechanism

We propose a merchant-regulatory framework to promote investment in the European natural gas network infrastructure based on a price cap over two-part tariffs. As suggested by Vogelsang (2001) and Hogan et al. (2010), a profit maximizing network operator facing this regulatory constraint will intertemporally rebalance the variable and fixed part of its two-part tariff so as to expand the congested ...

2011| Anne Neumann, Juan Rosellón, Hannes Weigt
Diskussionspapiere 1144 / 2011

Merger Efficiency and Welfare Implications of Buyer Power

This paper analyzes the welfare implications of buyer mergers, which are mergers between downstream firms from different markets. We focus on the interaction between the merger's effects on downstream efficiency and on buyer power in a setup where one manufacturer with a non-linear cost function sells to two locally competitive retail markets. We show that size discounts for the merged entity has no ...

2011| Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Stéphane Caprice

Carbon Pricing for Low-Carbon Investment Project: Executive Summary

The EU European Trading Scheme (EU ETS) started operating in 2005 and was established with the EU Climate Package of 2008 as a permanent mechanism for Europe. Now in its second phase, policymakers are evaluating its success to date and considering next steps for its evolution. With the ultimate goal of a low-carbon economy, key questions have been: does the ETS facilitate a shift from carbon-intensive ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 9 S.
(Carbon Pricing for Low-Carbon Investment Project)
| Karsten Neuhoff

Balancing and Intraday Market Design: Options for Wind Integration

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 30 S.
(Smart Power Market Project)
| Frieder Borggrefe, Karsten Neuhoff

Congestion Management in European Power Networks: Criteria to Assess the Available Options

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 19 S.
(Smart Power Market Project)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Benjamin F. Hobbs, David Newbery

The Role of CDM Post-2012

Installations covered by the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) can use credits from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to cover a share of their emissions. The CDM credits are generated by low-carbon projects in developing countries that require the CDM support to become financially viable. We review the objectives that are pursued by the EU and by CDM host countries with the CDM, and assess ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 36 S.
(Carbon Pricing for Low-Carbon Investment Project)
| Alexander Vasa, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Wochenbericht 23 / 2011

Rationales und irrationales Verhalten in der russischen Klimapolitik

Russland nutzt die internationalen Klimaschutzinstrumente nur geringfügig und verspätet, obwohl die russische Wirtschaft davon profitieren könnte. Auch einer Verlängerung des Kyoto-Protokolls steht Russland abweisend gegenüber. Dieses scheinbar irrationale Verhalten hat nachvollziehbare Gründe, wenn man die unveränderte Energieabhängigkeit der russischen Wirtschaft betrachtet. Die Klimaschutzstrategien ...

2011| Petra Opitz
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