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Green ammonia: Produce or import?

December 16, 2021 |

Ammonia is an essential feedstock for the chemical industry. Green ammonia represents a low-carbon alternative to the emission-intensive, natural gas-based ammonia used today. In a policy brief, EWI discusses the most cost-effective sourcing options for green ammonia. The Institute publishes a com-prehensive analysis tool.

Wolfgang Ketter leaves the Institute of Energy Economics

December 15, 2021 |

Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketter leaves the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) on December 31, 2021, for personal reasons. EWI is very grateful for his contributions.

EWI Energy Summit: Energy Prices and Digitalization

December 9, 2021 |

Experts from science, politics, and business discuss rising energy prices, climate protection, and the energy industry’s digital transformation at the EWI Energy Summit.

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

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

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

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.

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