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Hydrogen: Possible supply gap in Belgium, the Netherlands, and North-West Germany

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.

Expert Council on Climate Issues presents report on 2020 immediate action program

August 25, 2021 | The Expert Council on Climate Issues evaluates the assumptions of the federal government's immediate action program for the building sector, which had become necessary in accordance with the Federal Climate Protection Act.
High costs for gas, hard coal and CO2 drive up electricity prices

High costs for gas, hard coal and CO2 drive up electricity prices

July 30, 2021 | Prices on the electricity exchange are currently higher than they have been since 2008. A new analysis by the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) identifies factors for this.

Institute launches EWI Academy

June 29, 2021 | The Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) offers trainings on energy economics topics for policy and practice.

EWI Insights: The “charging trilemma” in smart charging of electric cars

June 23, 2021 | Charging electric cars poses challenges for power grids. But research and practice can alleviate the so-called charging trilemma. An article by Arne Lilienkamp and Wolfgang Ketter.

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