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Critical Review of the IPHE Working Paper “Methodology for Determining the GHG emissions associated with the Production of hydrogen”

authors: Piria, R. | Teichmann, F. | Honnen, J. | Eckardt, J. | Heinemann, C. | Seebach, D. | Hermann, H.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

This paper provides a critical review of selected aspects of the draft IPHE methodology. The purpose of this paper is to provide an input to people involved in the consultation process concerning the draft IPHE methodology. The main…

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Structural Supply Side Management in EU ETS

Reviewing the Market Stability Reserve

authors: Zaklan, A. | Graichen, J. | Graichen, V. | Hermann, H. | Cludius, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The review of the market stability reserve (MSR) is one of the key elements of the forthcoming reform of the EU ETS. This report assesses if the MSR is designed in a way that it can fulfil its pur-pose to provide sufficient supply-side…

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Assessment of the planned compensation payments for decommissioning German lignite power plants in the context of current developments

Year of publication: 06 / 2020

The electricity industry in Germany and Europe is in a state of upheaval. Due to the developments on the international markets for natural gas and hard coal, the politically driven expansion of power generation from renewable energy…

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Coal phase-out in Germany – Implications and policies for affected regions

authors: Oie, P. | Hermann, H. | Herpich, P. | Holtemöller, O. | Lünenbürger, B. | Schult, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

The present study examines the consequences of the planned coal phase-out in Germany according to various phase-out pathways that differ in the ordering of power plant closures. Soft-linking an energy system model with an input-output…

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Impact Assessment on the Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of the 2030 Sectoral Targets in the Federal Government’s Climate Action Plan 2050


authors: Repenning, J. | Schumacher, K. | Bergmann, T. | Blanck, R. | Böttcher, H. | Bürger, V. | Cludius, J. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Jörß, W. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Ludig, S. | Matthes, F. | Nissen, C. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Fleiter, T. | Fries, B. | Sievers, L. | Pfaff, M. | Thamling, N. | Rau, D. | Hartwig, J. | Welter, S. | Lösch, O. | Wirz, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

The analyses highlighted three main issues:

  • The targets set for the various sectors can be achieved by means of a range of different strategies.
  • From a macroeconomic perspective, all implementation strategies covered by the study are…

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Integrating a carbon floor price in the policy mix for Germany’s coal phase-out

Presentation on the Study conducted on behalf of WWF Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Hauke Herman, Charlotte Loreck and Dr. Sylvie Ludig, March 19th 2018, Berlin

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Germany's Electric Future

Coal phase-out 2035

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The planet has a limit and it shows us this forcefully. With record temperatures, melting poles, acidified seas. With dying species. Not least of all, humans are affected: every year the emissions of coal-fired power plants in Germany…

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Zukunft Stromsystem

Kohleaustieg 2035 - Vom Ziel her denken

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Der deutsche Stromsektor ist sowohl energie- als auch klimaschutzpolitisch von herausragender Bedeutung. Der Anteil der Stromsektoremissionen an den gesamten Treibhausgasemissionen (unter Berücksichtigung der Nicht-CO2-Treibhausgase…

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Climate Protection Scenario 2050

Summary of second final report

authors: Repenning, J. | Emele, L. | Blanck, R. | Dehoust, G. | Förster, H. | Harthan, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Jörß, W. | Ludig, S. | Loreck, C. | Scheffler, M. | Schumacher, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Cook, V. | Braungardt, S. | Eichhammer, W. | Elsland, R. | Fleiter, T. | Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Pfluger, B. | Schade, W. | Schlomann, B. | Sensfuß, F. | Ziesing, H.
Year of publication: 07 / 2016

The results of the first round of modelling were published in August 2014. The results of the second round of modelling are now available and are provided in this report. Three scenarios were created for the time frame up to 2050. The…

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Trends and projections in Europe 2014

EEA Report No 6/2014

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Tomescu, M. | Böttcher, H. | Cludius, J. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Healy, S. | Hermann, H. | Schumacher, K. | Siemons, A. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Renders, N.
Year of publication: 10 / 2014

Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets for 2020

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Progress towards 2008 – 2012 Kyoto targets in Europe

Technical report No 18/2014

Year of publication: 10 / 2014

This report provides an assessment of the latest progress, as of June 2014, made by EU and European countries in achieving their GHG targets during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, from 2008 until 2012.

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Options for non-ETS target setting in 2030

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2014

Year of publication: 05 / 2014

The aim of this briefing paper is to explore options for 2030 non-ETS target setting, which may be accepted by all Member States. In order to build consensus on an approach to non-ETS effort sharing in 2030, it is necessary to have a…

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The Merit Order Effect of Wind and Photovoltaic Electricity Generation in Germany 2008-2016

Estimation and Distributional Implications

Year of publication: 01 / 2014

This paper estimates the merit order effects of wind and PV between 2008-2016 and uses results to discuss redistributive implications of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz – EEG) in light of current…

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Trends and projections in Europe 2013 – Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets until 2020

EEA Report No 10/2013

authors: Herold, A. | Hermann, H. | Graichen, V. | Cludius, J. | Gores, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

This report provide an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards achieving their climate mitigation and energy policy objectives. These targets include international commitments pursuant the KP and the EU 2020…

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Contribution to the consultation on generation adequacy, capacity mechanisms and the internal market in electricity

authors: Matthes, F. | Hermann, H.
Year of publication: 02 / 2013

The transformation of the German and European energy systems to ones based on renewable energies requires not only new technologies with constantly low costs, but also a change of the power markets. For the integration of renewable…

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Impacts of Germany’s nuclear phase-out on electricity imports and exports

Report commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

Year of publication: 01 / 2013

Imports of nuclear power to Germany did not increase after the shutdown of eight nuclear power plants in March 2011. This is the conclusion of a report by Oeko-Institut which was commissioned by Greenpeace.

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The Cost of Inaction

Auctioning revenues under different climate ambition scenarios for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

authors: Hermann, H. | Graichen, V.
Year of publication: 11 / 2012

The aim of the study is to show how the analysed scenarios impact the auctioning revenues for the different Member States and the extent to which they affect industrial sectors covered by the EU ETS Directive.

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Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2012 - Tracking progress towards Kyoto and 2020 targets

authors: Herold, A. | Hermann, H. | Graichen, V. | Gores, S. | Döring, U. | Emele, L. | Scheffler, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2012

This report presents an overview of the progress achieved so far by the EU, its Member States and other EEA member countries towards their respective targets under the Kyoto Protocol and the EU burden-sharing agreement, as well as 2020…

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Short analysis of the increase of the German EEG surcharge for 2013

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

On 15 October 2012 the transmission network operators in Germany published the new EEG surcharge for the promotion of renewable energies which household customers will find on their electricity bill in 2013: it amounts to approx. 5.3…

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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)


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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