Large-scale heat pumps as a lever for municipal heat planning

October 19, 2023 |

Heat pumps are a central component in the shift towards sustainable heating. Due to economies of scale, large-scale heat pumps supplying several residential buildings in settlements or neighborhoods prove to be an efficient decarbonization option.

BaSEF-Project: Analysis of green hydrogen in Egypt

October 6, 2023 |

The project “Building a Sustainable Energy Future” (BaSEF) addresses the importance of green hydrogen in future energy systems. It also focuses on producing and exporting hydrogen in Egypt.

Adjusted GEG amendment: Heat pumps remain essential

September 29, 2023 |

The recently passed GEG could lead to a sharp increase in the absolute number of heat pumps in Germany. Compared with its cabinet draft, however, the installation numbers are lower.

Security of Supply in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2030

September 5, 2023 |

The controllable power plant capacity in NRW is decreasing due to the coal phase-out. In a current study, the EWI examines the security of supply of the electricity system in 2030 from a market and a network perspective.

Council of Experts on Climate Change classifies Climate Action Programme 2023

Council of Experts on Climate Change classifies Climate Action Programme 2023

August 22, 2023 |

The Council of Experts on Climate Change comments on the Climate Action Programme 2023. Significant emission reductions are possible with it, but there is still a gap to the KSG targets. EWI Director Marc Oliver Bettzüge is part of the five-member panel.

Hydrogen: Identify, prioritize, and support clusters

August 17, 2023 |

Clusters can accelerate the market ramp-up of hydrogen. How hydrogen clusters work, what the status quo is in Germany, and what options at the moment exist are discussed in a policy brief by EWI.

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