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Carbon Contracts for Differences: EWI team shows opportunities and risks

November 30, 2021 | The designated German government proposes to promote climate protection investments with Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCfDs). EWI experts examine the effects of CCfDs and show what is essential in their design.

Researchers show how climate-neutral energy supply is possible even under extreme weather conditions

November 23, 2021 | Scientists at the University of Cologne are investigating how an energy system with a high share of renewables can work even in extreme weather situations.
“To see the trees and the forest simultaneously”: Remembering EWI director Höffler

“To see the trees and the forest simultaneously”: Remembering EWI director Höffler

November 9, 2021 | The EWI and numerous guests paid tribute to the late EWI director Felix Höffler with a Memorial Lecture. Guest speaker Richard Green from Imperial College London spoke about capacity markets, one of Höffler's research topics.

Flexibility in the distribution grid: What is the effect of different charging concepts for e-cars?

November 4, 2021 | The event "EWI Insights" was about flexibility in distribution grid and how the requirements on the electricity system are increasing in the context of the transition to e-mobility. A contribution by Nils Namockel and Arne Lilienkamp.

Hydrogen: Possible supply gap in the northwest

October 19, 2021 | Regional cooperation is essential for the development of a hydrogen economy. A study by the EWI investigates the extent to which demand in such clusters is met and how local supply imbalances could be compensated for by 2030 in the cluster Belgium, the Netherlands, and North-Western Germany.

Climate neutrality in 2045: EWI presents a scenario for dena-Leitstudie

October 7, 2021 | A gross electricity demand of 698 TWh and a share of renewable energies of 68 percent, 66 TWh of climate-friendly hydrogen, 14 million electric cars, and 4.1 million heat pumps in 2030: This is what an intermediate step towards climate neutrality in 2045 could look like, as shown by EWI as part of the "dena-Leitstudie Aufbruch Klimaneutralität ".

European Carbon Border Adjustment: Not (yet) a “Level Playing Field”

October 4, 2021 | The European Commission proposed a carbon border adjustment to avoid “carbon leakage“. EWI has analysed the potential implications on international trade in a policy brief.

Households: Consuming electricity and heat at minimal cost

September 20, 2021 | The final report of the project "Virtual Institute Smart Energy" (VISE) examines the energy provision in private households. The EWI experts, in particular, also accounted for non-monetary preferences.

EWI alumnus heads office of the Expert Council on Climate Issues

September 2, 2021 | The Expert Council on Climate Issues has appointed Dr. Jakob Peter, a 2019 EWI doctoral candidate, as its secretary general. He will establish and manage the Council's office in Berlin.

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