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Impact of model parametrization and formulation on the explorative power of electricity network congestion management models - Insights from a grid model comparison experiment

authors: Hobbie, H. | Mehlem, J. | Wolff, C. | Weber, L. | Flachsbarth, F. | Möst, D. | Moser, A.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Integrating increasing shares of weather-dependent renewable energies into energy systems while maintaining high levels of security of supply constitutes a challenge for system operators. The system integration of large shares of…

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Modeling flexibility in energy systems — comparison of power sector models based on simplified test cases

authors: Gils, H. | Gardian, H. | Kittel, M. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A. | Murmann, A. | Launer, J. | Fehler, A. | Gaumnitz, F. | van Ouwerkerk, J. | Bußar, C. | Mikurda, J. | Torralba-Diaz, L. | Janßen, T. | Krüger, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Model-based scenario analyses of future energy systems often come to deviating results and conclusions when different models are used. This may be caused by heterogeneous input data and by inherent differences in model formulations. The…

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Impacts of power sector model features on optimal capacity expansion: A comparative study

authors: van Ouwerkerk, J. | Gils, H. | Gardian, H. | Kittel, M. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A. | Murmann, A. | Launer, J. | Torralba-Diaz, L. | Bußar, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The transition towards decarbonized energy systems requires the expansion of renewable and flexibility technologies in power sectors. Many powerful tools exist to find optimal capacity expansion. In a stylized comparison of six models,…

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Comparing sustainability of RES- and methane-based hydrogen

Sustainability dimensions, blind spots in current regulation and certification, and potential solutions for hydrogen imports to Europe

authors: Heinemann, C. | Mendelevitch, R. | Seebach, D. | Piria, R. | Eckardt, J. | Honnen, J.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The regulatory landscape for the sustainability of hydrogen in the EU can be compared to a complex construction site in an early stage of development, where the overall goal is clear, some foundations and cornerstones have been or are…

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City Gold – Metal Stocks with a Future

A Guide

authors: Buchert, M. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The project "KartAL III - Mapping of the Anthropogenic Stock III", commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, focuses on the recovery options and expected material flows of seven metals and its alloys. In order to significantly…

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Monitoring & evaluation of sustainable public procurement

Practical considerations for establishing an M&E framework

authors: Prakash, S. | McLennan, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is an important process which can help track the implementation and impact of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The existence of M&E frameworks for SPP, however, remains rare in practice, and where they…

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Making transformations equitable - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2021

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Luftqualität in der Stadt – gemeinsam weiterdenken

Handlungsempfehlungen zur Koordination der Luftreinhalteplanung mit anderen umweltbezogenen Planungen

Autoren: Degreif, S. | Minnich, L. | Fischer, H. | Ruther-Mehlis, A. | Wursthorn, H. | Diegmann, V.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 03 / 2022

Umweltbezogene Fachplanungen wie die Luftreinhalteplanung, die Lärmaktionsplanung, die Landschaftsplanung, die Verkehrsplanung oder die Klimaanpassungsplanung haben zahlreiche Überscheidungspunkte. In der Praxis werden die…

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Management of End-of-life Flat Panel Displays through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The following study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life flat panel displays in Nigeria. For this, it explores types of flat panel displays, their markets as well as responsible options for suitable…

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Assessment of available tools for measuring GHG emissions

Applicability for companies of the German textile and fashion industry

Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Intended as input for the members of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, GIZ has commissioned Oeko-Institute to summarize the previous findings and deepen into critical as-pects of selected tools. This work has been…

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Management of End-of-life Li-ion Batteries through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Manhart, A. | Betz, J. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from domestic consumption in Nigeria. As there are currently no recycling and final treatment capacities for such batteries installed…

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Policy Brief: Increasing the public acceptability of consumption-related regulations in climate and environmental policy

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Push measures including regulations are part of effective instrument mixes in climate and envi-ronmental policy. However, taxes and regulations that target people’s everyday behaviour and consumption often meet with public rejection.…

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Accounting for Nationally Determined Contributions

Guidance for Accounting for NDCs with Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target. Second edition — Updated for the provisions of the Katowice Rulebook and decisions taken at COP26 in Glasgow

authors: Blank, D. | Schneider, L. | Harthan, R. | Moosmann, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The 2015 Paris Agreement requires Parties to regularly communicate nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in which they specify their national climate mitigation targets and actions. This document provides practical guidance for…

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Study on Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks

Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

authors: Bilsen, V. | Gröger, J. | Devriendt, W. | Liu, R. | Gaušas, S. | Behrens, F. | Bley, F. | Carpentier, M. | Duchêne, V. | Köhler, A. | Lecocq, C. | Legein, E. | Quack, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The digital transformation currently taking place is characterised by an increase in the amount of data that needs to be collected, processed, stored and transmitted. This results in an expansion of the information and communication…

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Methodology for assessing the quality of carbon credits

Version 2.0

authors: Schneider, L. | Fallasch, F. | De León, F. | Rambharos, M. | Wissner, N. | Colbert-Sangree, T. | Progscha, S. | Schallert, B. | Holler, J. | Kizzier, K. | Petsonk, A. | Hanafi, A. | Barata, P. | Ogata, C. | Stuart, W. | Jones, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Oeko-Institut are developing the “Carbon Credit Quality Initiative” (previously referred to as “Carbon Credit Guidance for Buyers”) to guide buyers of carbon credits…

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Fit for purpose? Key issues for the first review of CORSIA

authors: Schneider, L. | Wissner, N.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

This paper aims to contribute to the forthcoming review of CORSIA by identifying key issues that should be addressed in relevant ICAO decision making bodies. As the discussion on a potential long-term goal for international aviation is…

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Ensuring safeguards and assessing sustainable development impacts in the voluntary carbon market

An overview of approaches

authors: Wissner, N. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The voluntary carbon market (VCM) has been growing considerably in recent years and demand for carbon credits will likely continue to increase in the future. Projects in the VCM can have considerable impacts beyond the reduction of…

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Building a database for energy sufficiency policies

version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review

authors: Best, B. | Thema, J. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Wiese, F. | Barth, J. | Breidenbach, S. | Nascimento, L. | Wilke, H.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Sufficiency measures are potentially decisive for the decarbonisation of energy systems but rarely considered in energy policy and modelling. Just as efficiency and renewable energies, the diffusion of demand-side solutions to climate…

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Hydrogen fact sheet – Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC)

Saudi-Arabia | Oman | United Arab Emirates | Qatar Kuwait | Bahrain

authors: Heinemann, C. | Ritter, D. | Mendelevitch, R. | Dünzen, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain) all have investigated the option to export hydrogen or derivatives. However, there are no specific hydrogen strategies published, while…

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Hydrogen Fact Sheet – North African Countries

Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Egypt | Mauritania

authors: Heinemann, C. | Mendelevitch, R. | Ritter, D. | Jakob, M. | Dünzen, K. | Krieger, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

All the North African countries in scope (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Mauretania) see the option of exporting green hydrogen or derivatives based on RES-E. However, their current electricity systems show high specific…

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