Deep Decarbonization in Germany

published as DIW Berlin -Politikberatung Kompakt 93

A Macro-Analysis of Economic and Political Challenges of the ‘Energiewende’ (Energy Transition)

With the goal of limiting the rise in global temperature to two degrees relative to preindustrial levels, the global community agreed to try to halve GHG emissions (vis-à-vis the level in 1990) by 2050. In order to achieve this ambitious target, developed countries ought to contribute profoundly to the reduction of GHG emissions by 80% to 95% in 2050 compared to their 1990 level.

The economic significance of the wind energy sector

Onshore wind energy in the federal states of Bremen and Lower Saxony is a job engine and an essential economic factor.

The study concludes that the industry now employs over 20,000 people and generates gross value added of over 3 billion euros per year. This means that the wind energy sector is about as large as agriculture and forestry.

Investment behaviour of electricity and gas network operators

Expert opinion on the investment behaviour of electricity and gas network operators within the framework of the evaluation report pursuant to § 33 (1) ARegV

As part of the evaluation process, an expert opinion was commissioned by the Federal Network Agency to DIW Econ to assess investment behaviour under the Incentive Regulation Regulation.