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Hydrogen: Eastern Germany could become an energy hub

Hydrogen: Eastern Germany could become an energy hub

February 14, 2022 |

The development of a hydrogen economy requires the availability of sufficient transport capacities. How a future hydrogen network in Eastern Germany could be designed to meet the demand and transit requirements until 2045 is investigated in an EWI study.

A CO<sub>2</sub>-guarantee-fund for climate protection investments in the building sector

A CO2-guarantee-fund for climate protection investments in the building sector

January 14, 2022 |

Innovative climate protection contracts could secure and promote investments in energy-efficient building refurbishment or heating technology. In doing so, they address two key obstacles, a new EWI study shows.

Power sector: Changes from “Fit for 55” and the coalition agreement

Power sector: Changes from “Fit for 55” and the coalition agreement

January 13, 2022 |

European and national climate targets require a much faster expansion of renewables and H2-ready gas-fired power plants. The sectoral target for the energy sector could be undercut by 20 Mt CO₂e. as a new EWI analysis shows.

2021: A record breaking year for coal

2021: A record breaking year for coal

January 7, 2022 |

Due to global economic recovery, coal-fired power generation reached a new all-time high in 2021. This and more is shown by the IEA study “Coal 2021 – Analysis and forecast to 2024”, to which two EWI researchers contributed.

Electricity prices at record heights in 2021 – main driver gas prices

Electricity prices at record heights in 2021 – main driver gas prices

January 6, 2022 |

Prices on the electricity exchange in 2021 were the highest in at least 20 years. A new brief EWI analysis investigates the factors that led to the rise in wholesale electricity prices in 2021.

EWI joins the Johannes Rau Research Foundation

December 22, 2021 |

On January 1, 2022, the Institute of Energy Economics will join the renowned Johannes Rau Research Foundation. Intensive cooperation with the other JRF institutes is planned, especially in networking, research, and promoting junior scientists.

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