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Are economic principles a driver or a barrier for energy efficiency and climate policy?

eceee 2021 Summer Study proceedings - Panel: 2. Policy innovations to ensure, scale and sustain action

authors: Braungardt, S. | Schumacher, K. | Wolff, F. | Keimeyer, F. | Aydemir, A. | Quack, D. | Bürger, V. | Lünenbürger, B.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

Economic principles are at the heart of key policies addressing or affecting energy efficiency. Minimum energy performance standards are typically based on an economic efficiency principle, where the ambition of the minimum requirements…

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Ecological Steering with Value-Added Tax and Taxes on Consumption

FFU-Report 02-2021

authors: Postpischil, R. | Jacob, K. | Bär, H. | Siemons, A. | Keimeyer, F. | Schumacher, K.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

The focus in this policy paper is on environment-related taxes that address the level of consumption. Various arguments are made in favor of the introduction of such consumption-based taxes.

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Options for regulating the climate impacts of aviation

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Aviation is the most environmentally-damaging mode of transport and contributes substantially to global warming. At the same time, aviation enjoys numerous privileges compared to other modes of transport. Kerosene is exempt from the…

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Concepts for the enforcement of climate protection laws in the building sector including third parties

authors: Klinski, S. | Keimeyer, F. | Hesse, T. | Bürger, V. | Oschatz, B.
Year of publication: 03 / 2020

The research project contributes to the most effective implementation of the German Energy Saving Ordinance and Renewable Energies Heat Act by the German federal states – especially in light of the planned merger of the existing…

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Analysis and assessment of the design of an offsetting system for international aviation

authors: Schneider, L. | Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Keimeyer, F. | Schütte, S. | Fearnehough, H. | Warnecke, C. | Tewari, R. | Broekhoff, D. | La Hoz Theuer, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for…

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Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020 -2030 in the European Union ("RES-Study")

ENER/C1/2014 -688

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Bracker, J. | Bürger, V. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Heinemann, C. | Hesse, T. | Kasten, P. | Keimeyer, F. | Monteforte, M. | Ritter, D. | Schütte, S. | Vogel, M. | Winger, C. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Capros, P. | de Vita, A. | Evangelopoulou, S. | Lescot, D. | Tuille, F. | Courtel, J. | Olesen, A. | Laugesen, F. | Brodsted, M. | Najdawi, C. | Brückmann, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The objective of this study is to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union. Key findings are:

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An Aviation Carbon Offset Scheme (ACOS)

authors: Cames, M. | Gores, S. | Graichen, V. | Keimeyer, F. | Faber, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2014

This paper provides a concept for the design of the Aviation Carbon Offset Scheme (ACOS) and aims at overcoming the deadlock that has continued for many years between developed and developing countries, hindering an agreement on…

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When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 3/2013

authors: Heyen, D. | Fischer, C. | Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Keimeyer, F. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this working paper we focus on the political dimension, which has been neglected up to now. Sufficiency policy encompasses political measures which are geared to environmentally sustainable consumption patterns and involve a change in…

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When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 2/2013

authors: Fischer, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Barth, R. | Brohmann, B. | Brunn, C. | Heyen, D. | Keimeyer, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this paper, we define sufficiency, based on a literature review and discussion, as “modification of consumption patterns that help to respect the Earth‘s ecological limits, while aspects of consumer benefit change.” These changes in…

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