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Intelligent charging reduces distribution grid expansion

Intelligent charging reduces distribution grid expansion

September 23, 2022 |

Electricity from renewables, infrastructure, and individual consumer needs and preferences must be coordinated as the electrification of the heating and transportation sectors increases. An EWI team has investigated how this can be achieved despite increasing e-mobility.

European gas market turns towards the West

European gas market turns towards the West

September 22, 2022 |

The war in Ukraine has realigned the energy policy of gas supply in Germany and EU, which is changing global trade flows. A new study from EWI presents the possible developments of global gas markets until 2030.

Egyptian and German young researchers learn from each other

September 21, 2022 |

Young and experienced researchers from Egypt, Morocco and Germany exchanged ideas during the BaSEF Summer School in Cologne.

Securing gas supply in the EU requires additional demand reduction

September 6, 2022 |

The current gas-saving measures should be continued and, if possible, extended to ensure security of supply even in the event of a cold winter. This is the conclusion reached by the EWI in an analysis of European gas supply and demand balances.

CO<sub>2</sub> emissions: EWI analyzes ‘Sofortprogramm Gebäudesektor‘

CO2 emissions: EWI analyzes ‘Sofortprogramm Gebäudesektor‘

August 29, 2022 |

With the ,Sofortprogramm Gebäudesektor‘, the federal ministries strengthen the role of heat networks and heat pumps. The measures are intended to incentivize more investment in the replacement of heating systems and the renovation of buildings.

Expert Council on Climate Issues presents report on 2022 immediate action programs

August 26, 2022 |

The Expert Council on Climate Issues reports that the immediate action programs for buildings and transport cannot ensure compliance with climate targets. EWI Director Marc Oliver Bettzüge is part of the panel.

Fit for electromobility? Norway tops, Germany needs to catch up

Fit for electromobility? Norway tops, Germany needs to catch up

July 28, 2022 |

This is shown by a new EWI index. The energy system needs be well prepared for the ramp-up of electric vehicles (EVs). A new EWI index shows the most prepared European countries for the electrification of the transport sector.

Virtual Institute: Climate Neutral and Energy Self-Sufficient Europe

July 22, 2022 |

Options for flexibility and decarbonization in an integrated energy system are shown in the final report of the Virtual Institute “Electricity to Gas and Heat”, in which the EWI was involved.

CO2 infrastructures are important for a climate-neutral Germany

July 19, 2022 |

An infrastructure for transporting CO2 between sources and sinks is needed to achieve climate neutrality. It is now important to put the legal framework in place, recommends a new EWI policy brief.

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