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December 5, 2022 |

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JRF Event “50 Years of ‘Limits to Growth'”

JRF Event “50 Years of ‘Limits to Growth'”

December 5, 2022 |

At an event in Bonn, EWI director Marc Oliver Bettzüge and further researchers look back on the famous “Club of Rome” report.

EWI Energy Conference: Energy crisis and transformation

December 2, 2022 |

Gas market, industrial state NRW, municipal utilities, electricity and hydrogen – numerous experts discuss the current energy crisis and its consequences for the energy markets in Germany and Europe at the EWI Energy Conference.

Energy crisis 2022: Gas price drives electricity price to record levels

Energy crisis 2022: Gas price drives electricity price to record levels

November 25, 2022 |

From January to October 2022 prices on the power exchanges temporarily rose to record levels. In an analysis, the EWI examines the driving factors, based on an update of the EWI Merit Order Tool 2022.

Research at EWI: Sector coupling and hydrogen

Research at EWI: Sector coupling and hydrogen

November 17, 2022 |

The BMWK Research Network Energy System Analysis bundles funding activities for economy and climate protection in the field of energy system analysis and connects experts. At the 6th annual meeting EWI researchers presented current EWI work.

Gas-fired power generation and electricity prices in winter 2022/2023

Gas-fired power generation and electricity prices in winter 2022/2023

November 10, 2022 |

The German government has extended the operation of three German nuclear power plants until mid-April 2023. EWI analyzes the connection with European gas demand, electricity prices and the availability of French electricity exports.

Expert Council of Experts on Climate Issues: Achievement of 2030 target questionable without paradigm shift

November 4, 2022 |

In its new two-year report, the Council of Experts points to a significant compliance gap with regard to the 2030 climate targets. EWI Director Marc Oliver Bettzüge is part of the panel appointed by the German government.

These factors influence whether energy-related refurbishment is profitable

October 20, 2022 |

To achieve the climate change targets, significantly more buildings will have to be renovated. An EWI analysis shows that energy-related refurbishment and heating system replacement can be profitable for older and unrenovated single-family homes.

Integrated view of markets for normal and fast charging

Integrated view of markets for normal and fast charging

October 19, 2022 |

The ramp-up of e-mobility requires an integrated view of publicly accessible normal and fast charging points as well as a rapid expansion of private charging points. This is shown by a new study conducted as part of the Kopernikus ENSURE project.

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