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Decomposition analysis of EEG surcharge for promotion of power generation from renewable energies under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)

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authors: Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Hermann, H. | Jung, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2012

The influence of very diverse factors on the German EEG surcharge makes it difficult to attribute specific shares of the surcharge to the rules and factors at hand. In the case of a sequential analysis (where the factors are layered on…

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Focused capacity markets. A new market design for the transition to a new energy system

A study for the WWF Germany environmental foundation

authors: Matthes, F. | Schlemmermeier, B. | Diermann, C. | Hermann, H. | v. Hammerstein, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2012

The focused capacity market constitutes a pragmatic and, compared to the models of a comprehensive capacity market and a strategic reserve discussed up to now, a very advantageous instrument for tackling the current and foreseeable…

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Focused capacity markets. A new market design for the transition to a new energy system - Short version

authors: Matthes, F. | Schlemmermeier, B. | Diermann, C. | Hermann, H. | v. Hammerstein, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2012

The focused capacity market constitutes a pragmatic and, compared to the models of a comprehensive capacity market and a strategic reserve discussed up to now, a very advantageous instrument for tackling the current and foreseeable…

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The Future Perspective of the Electricity Market – Unbundling and Market Integration: A German Perspective

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 09 / 2012

Lecture by Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes at the International Symposium “Towards YR2030 and Beyond”, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF). Tokyo, 6 September 2012

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Metastudy Analysis on 2050 Energy Scenarios - Policy Briefing

SEFEP working paper 2012-5

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Fischedick, M. | Lechtenböhmer, S. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2012

The need for an "Energy Roadmap 2050" triggered a multitude of studies that were conducted between 2009 and 2011, which again contained a multitude of decarbonisation scenarios, which achieve the EU’s long-term emission mitigation target…

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Price Determinants of the European Carbon Market and Interactions with Energy Markets

authors: Schumacher, K. | Cludius, J. | Matthes, F. | Diekmann, J. | Zaklan, A.
Year of publication: 06 / 2012

This report explores the determinants of short run price movements in the carbon market and their interaction with energy markets, in particular with the electricity market. Focusing on Phase 2 of the EU ETS we conduct econometric time…

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Strengthening the European Union emissons trading scheme and raising climate ambition

Facts, Measures and Implications

authors: Hermann, H. | Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 06 / 2012

The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is a central pillar of EU climate policy and has developed over the years into a model scheme for a number of corresponding emissions trading schemes internationally (e.g. in…

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Analysis of the EU’s Energy Roadmap 2050 scenarios

Information for Policy Makers 2 - SEFEP working paper 2012

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Fischedick, M. | Lechtenböhmer, S. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2012

This report has been commissioned by the Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP).

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Decarbonisation Scenarios leading to the EU Energy Roadmap 2050

Information for Policy Makers 1 - SEFEP working paper 2012

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Fischedick, M. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

This paper presents the results of an in‐depth analysis and a comparison of six mitigation scenarios from three important scenario studies released since 2009 by Greenpeace, EURELECTRIC and the European Climate Foundation (ECF)…

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Power sector decarbonisation: Metastudy WP 1.2

Comparison Methodology

Year of publication: 01 / 2012

The present document provides the suggestion for an analytical framework to decompose emission reductions in the power sector based on data retrieved from studies which provide scenarios of power sector decarbonisation. With the given…

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Power sector decarbonisation: Metastudy WP 2.2

Quantitative analysis of existing EU-wide studies

authors: Acuner, E. | Arnold, H. | Cludius, J. | Fischedick, M. | Förster, H. | Friege, J. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Prantner, M. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

The scope of the “Power Sector Decarbonisation: Metastudy” research project is to provide an overview of the relevant energy scenarios in order to help overcome the described difficulties by applying the so-called decomposition…

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Power Sector Decarbonisation: Metastudy

authors: Cludius, J. | Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Rietdorf, C. | Arnold, H. | Acuner, E. | Fischedick, M. | Friege, J. | Prantner, M. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2011

This paper presents a qualitative and a quantitative analysis on relevant EU member state studies focussing on future pathways of decarbonisation. The selected studies are: Germany: Blueprint Germany (WWF, 2009a), Germany: Pathways…

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Quick phase-out of nuclear power in Germany

Short-term options, electricity and price effects

Year of publication: 03 / 2011

Short analysis for WWF Germany

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Functioning of the ETS and the flexible mechanisms

authors: Cames, M. | Matthes, F. | Healy, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2011

In 2003, the EU established a ‘cap & trade’ emissions trading system (EU ETS) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of large industrial sources such as power plants, refineries and steel works. Since 2005, covered installations need a…

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The Vision Scenario for the European Union. 2011 Update for the EU-27

Year of publication: 01 / 2011

The Vision Scenario represents a pathway which consistently combines short- and medium-term objectives with the long-term objectives. Furthermore it is in line with the greenhouse gas emission budget, which could allow the increase of…

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Free allocation of emission allowances and CDM/JI credits within the EU ETS

Analysis of selected industries and companies in Germany

authors: Hermann, H. | Graichen, V. | Gammelin, C. | Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 12 / 2010

The first two trading periods of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) included extensive free allocation of emission allowances.

Since the carbon price is passed on – in an economically rational way – to the electricity price in the…

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Greenhouse gas emissions trading and complementary policies

Developing a smart mix for ambitious climate policies

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 06 / 2010

Report commissioned by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

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Blueprint Germany

A strategy for a climate-safe 2050

authors: Kirchner, A. | Schlesinger, M. | Weinmann, B. | Hofer, P. | Rits, V. | Wünsch, M. | Koepp, M. | Kemper, L. | Zweers, U. | Strassburg, S. | Ley, A. | Matthes, F. | Busche, J. | Graichen, V. | Zimmer, W. | Hermann, H. | Penninger, G. | Mohr, L. | Ziesing, H. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2009

Drastic reductions of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 2050 are needed to limit the rise in the global temperature to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. An international roadmap towards such reductions will succeed only…

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Blueprint Germany

A strategy for a climate safe 2050

authors: Matthes, F. | Busche, J. | Graichen, V. | Zimmer, W. | Hermann, H. | Penninger, G. | Mohr, M. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 06 / 2009

‘Blueprint Germany’, which has been prepared by Prognos, Öko-Institut and Dr. Ziesing on behalf of WWF, shows that the transformation from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy is possible and affordable. By committing to this…

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Environmental impacts and impact on the electricity market of a large scale introduction of electric cars in Europe, Critical review of literature

ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2009/4

Year of publication: 01 / 2009

Vehicles with electric propulsion are considered as an attractive option on the pathway towards low-emission vehicles that could enable the transport sector to reduce sectoral greenhouse gas emissions by a significant degree. Due to…

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