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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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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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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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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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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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Are electric vehicles the mode of the future? Potentials and environmental impacts

Background paper on electric mobility

Year of publication: 01 / 2012

Yet many questions concerning the environmental and climate benefits of electric mobility remain to be clarified, as do issues of market potentials and user acceptance. The Oeko-Institut has conducted research into these and other…

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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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Germany’s nuclear phase-out

author: Loreck, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2011


  • The German Power System
  • History of phase-out decisions
  • Electricity Prices
  • Import Export Effects

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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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