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Hydrogen market: costs and support for market ramp-up

Hydrogen market: costs and support for market ramp-up

June 22, 2022 |

The German government supports the market ramp-up of green hydrogen. A study by the Institute of Energy Economics analyzes how costs differ and which criteria must be considered for funding.

Residential buildings: CO2 price not enough for fast decarbonization

June 1, 2022 |

Landlords will soon have to pay part of the CO2 price for natural gas and heating oil. This is intended to stimulate climate-friendly investments. But a CO2 price will not be enough to decarbonize the residential sector, a new EWI policy brief shows.

MBA students from around the world visit Cologne

May 20, 2022 |

EWI researchers taught fundamentals of energy economics and discussed the role of electromobility in decarbonizing transport.

Gas supply stop by Russia: EU would have to reduce consumption already in summer

Gas supply stop by Russia: EU would have to reduce consumption already in summer

May 2, 2022 |

If the EU is no longer able or willing to purchase natural gas from Russia, it would have to significantly reduce its consumption already over the summer. This is shown in a new brief analysis by the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI).

Expert Council on Climate Issues: Targets for buildings and transport sectors missed

April 13, 2022 |

The Expert Council on Climate Issues has reviewed and assessed the Federal Environment Agency’s estimate of Germany’s 2021 emissions data. EWI Director Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge is part of the five-member panel.

“Big 5: Comparison of climate neutrality studies

“Big 5: Comparison of climate neutrality studies

April 12, 2022 |

As the main expert of the dena lead study “Aufbruch Klimaneutralität”, the EWI has shown ways to a climate-neutral energy system in Germany. Others have also dedicated themselves to this topic. The results of the most important studies are now presented in a joint comparison.

Virtual power plants: Integration of households can be profitable

Virtual power plants: Integration of households can be profitable

April 8, 2022 |

Photovoltaics, home storage, electric cars: residential buildings are becoming small energy centres. Whether their integration into regional virtual power plants is worthwhile for the overall system and households was investigated by EWI experts as part of the Virtual Institute Smart Energy (VISE).

Natural Gas, Hard Coal, Oil: Analysis of European Energy Imports

Natural Gas, Hard Coal, Oil: Analysis of European Energy Imports

March 25, 2022 |

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, European imports of fossil fuels are under discussion. An analysis by EWI displays current import structures and analyzes the substitutability of supply volumes.

Little Incentives for the Coupling of Solar and Electrolysers

Little Incentives for the Coupling of Solar and Electrolysers

March 24, 2022 |

The current regulation sets little incentives to combine the operation of an electrolyser with the build-up of solar capacity. This is the results of a new EWI Policy Brief.

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