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EWI quantifies the coalition agreement’s impact on the energy sector

December 6, 2021 | The news targets for the electricity sector defined in the coalition agreement re-quire a faster expansion of renewables and additional hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants. The emissions target for the energy sector for 2030 could then be significantly undercut.

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.

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