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News tagged with „Energy Prices“

  • 17 News

July 2012

24.07.2012 – ZEW (nwo/kbo)

ZEW Survey Among Energy Market Experts - Release of Pressure on Energy Prices is Only Short-Lived

Until the end of 2012, major costumers in Germany probably do not have to expect further increases in energy prices. The picture, however, changes if looking on a five-year time horizon. Viewed from this mid-term perspective, industrial companies, commercial enterprises, municipalities, and other end consumers, which have a high demand of electricity, fossil oil, natural gas, and coal will have to prepare themselves for a significant increase in prices. This is the finding of a survey of the ZEW Energy Market Barometer among about 200 experts from the energy industry and the scientific world. They were interviewed in mid-2012 on the short-term and long-term trends with energy prices for major costumers. read more

July 2011

20.07.2011 – ZEW (alo/tme/kbo)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer - Experts Expect Medium-Term Energy Price Increases on a Broad Front

Industrial energy consumers, especially energy-intensive companies – e.g. in the chemical industry or in steel production or aluminium production – larger business enterprises, local authorities and other final consumers with high energy needs should expect rising costs of electricity, natural gas, oil and coal. However, in the short-term, that is until around the end of 2011, customers can assume that prices for the energy sources listed above, except for electricity, will remain relatively stable. These are the findings of the ZEW Energy Market Barometer conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)in Mannheim among around 200 energy market experts. They were interviewed about the short- and medium-term trends for energy prices for wholesale customers. read more

December 2009

23.12.2009 – ZEW (nwo/ggr/ybr)

ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer): Experts Expect New Strike Over Gas

Now at the turn of the year, disputes between Russia and Ukraine on the gas price are again expected. Last year, there already were conflicts regarding this topic. This is the finding of the ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer), which regularly surveys about 200 energy market experts. read more

July 2009

30.07.2009 – ZEW (nwo/kbo)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer - Climate Change Causes Blackouts in European Power Stations

In the face of climate change, power stations in Europe are likely to increasingly reduce their energy production in the future. On the basis of global warming, which also causes heat waves and droughts in Europe during the summer, especially atomic power plants will be forced to curb electricity production. At this point, however, the question whether the loss of production will impair the security of power supply cannot be clearly answered. This is the result of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer survey among around 200 energy market experts from science and industry, which is conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on a biannual basis. read more

June 2009

30.06.2009 – ZEW (nwo/alo/kbo)

ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer) - Economic Crisis Only Temporarily Deflating Increase In Energy Prices In Germany

The economic crisis continues to keep the prices at the German energy markets at bay. Prices for electricity, raw oil, gas and coal are going to remain the same in the next six months. This is good news for firms and consumers in Germany. However, prices for these energy carriers are expected to rise in the next five years. These are the findings of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer, which surveys around 200 energy market experts and is conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) every six months. read more

February 2009

11.02.2009 – ZEW (nwo/kbo)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer - Economic Crisis Abruptly Stops a Further Rise in Energy Prices in Germany

The ongoing recession and the declining industrial production coming along with it have, for the time being, ended the rise in energy prices in Germany. The prices for electricity, crude oil and coal will stagnate in the coming six months. The price for natural gas will even fall by mid-year. However, for the coming five years prices for electricity, oil, coal and gas are likely to rise again. These are the findings of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer conducted end 2008 among 200 energy experts from academia and industry about the development on the energy markets. read more

January 2009

09.01.2009 – ZEW (nwo/ggr/kbo)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer – The security of natural gas supply will worsen over the mid-term

The dispute between Russia, a gas producer, and the Ukraine, a transit country for gas delivery, has had consequences in particular for Eastern European EU member states, and has shifted energy security to the forefront of political concern in Europe. The ZEW Energy Market Barometer is a survey of energy-market experts conducted on a biannual basis by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). In November and December of 2008, the participating experts were asked to assess supply security with regard to various energy sources. "Over the mid-term a worsening of supply security for gas and oil is to be expected. Experts anticipate that the current dispute over natural gas supplies will not have a dramatic impact on Germany. The country should take heed of recent events, however, and boost energy security by increasing the use of liquefied natural gas and by investing in new pipelines and storage reservoirs", says Dr Andreas Löschel, head of the ZEW-research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". read more

August 2008

12.08.2008 – ZEW (umo/kbo)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer – Decreasing Energy Security in Europe Expected

According to energy market experts, the energy security in Europe will decrease over the next ten years. Especially the energy security through crude oil is assessed pessimistically. Regarding the question on energy security through oil, over 52 per cent of the experts indicate that the energy security in Europe through this energy source will decrease over the next ten years. Whereas only about three per cent believe in an increasing energy security through oil and about 45 per cent expect an unmodified situation. But also the energy security through natural gas and electricity is assessed with criticism by the experts. Only with carbon, there are as many experts expecting decreasing energy security as there are experts expecting increasing energy security over the next ten years. These are the results of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)in Mannheim, Germany in the course of the ZEW Energy Market Barometer which every six months interviews 200 energy market experts on the developments on the energy markets. read more

07.08.2008 – ZEW (umo/nwo/kbo)

The ZEW Energiemarktbarometer - Energy Price Situation Remains Tense

Energy experts expect rising prices for natural gas, coal, electricity and crude oil over the next six months. The vast majority of them estimate that even in the long term (over the coming five years), the costs of those energy sources will grow. Only a small minority forecasts that energy prices will fall. This is the result of the recent ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer), a biannual survey among 200 energy market experts carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). read more

March 2008

04.03.2008 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer: German Energy Policy Does Not Focus Sufficiently on Economic Efficiency and Security of Supply

According to market experts, German energy policy focuses too strongly on environmental compatibility, while a significantly lower priority is given to other important objectives, such as an energy supply at low costs or security of supply. This is the finding of the current ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer), a survey of the energy industry in Germany, which is conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and comprises the expectations of more than 200 experts, who are regularly asked for their opinion on energy economic issues. read more

February 2008

13.02.2008 – ZEW (umo/ggr)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer: Energy Prices Continue to Increase – Short-Term Relaxation in Oil Price

During the past months, the oil price reached new weekly record highs. For the coming six months, the situation in the crude oil market is going to stabilise, while a further price increase in natural gas is expected. This is the opinion of the majority of the 200 energy market experts surveyed by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Every six months, the ZEW-survey reveals their assessment of the situation in the energy markets. On a five years time horizon, the survey participants expect further increasing prices, especially of natural gas and electricity, as well as coal and oil. read more

October 2007

01.10.2007 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

The ZEW Energiemarktbarometer – Experts do not Expect Ease of Energy Price Situation

The vast majority of the experts interviewed in the course of the ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer) estimate that in the long term (over the coming five years) industry customers will have to pay more for electricity and that the prices for natural gas, crude oil and coal will rise as well. In the short term (over the next six months) most of the experts expect stagnating coal and gas prices whereas the share of those who forecast stagnating electricity and oil prices and the share of experts who forecast a price increase for those two energy sources, balance out one another. This is the result of the recent ZEW Energiemarktbarometer, a survey among more than 200 energy experts conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. read more

June 2007

14.06.2007 – ZEW (kvs)

ZEWnews June 2007: Resistance against Reforms and its Psychological Causes

Politics is frequently faced with the problem that reforms, recommended by experts, are met with rejection by large parts of the population. The resistance against change often appears irrational. According to many experts, these changes are of indispensable necessity such as the increase in the statutory retirement age or measures to liberalise the labour market. Against this background, ZEW examined on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance the resistance against reforms that takes place on a psychological level and diverges from the assumption of homo oeconomicus' strict rationality. These findings are presented in the current ZEWnews edition of June 2007. read more

March 2007

19.03.2007 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

The ZEW Energy Market Barometer – Short-term Ease of Energy Price Situation, Long-term Price Increase

In the short term (i.e. in the coming six months), the majority of the experts interviewed in the course of the ZEW Energy Market Barometer expect stagnating energy prices. In the long-term (i.e. in the next five years) on the other hand, the majority estimates higher electricity prices for industrial clients as well as higher natural gas, crude oil and coal prices. These are the findings of the recent ZEW Energy Market Barometer, a survey among more than 200 energy experts conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. read more

August 2006

17.08.2006 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer - Experts Support Cartel Proceedings of European Commission

The vast majority of the experts questioned for the ZEW Energiemarktbarometer (Energy Market Barometer) support the determined measures of the European Commission to liberalise electricity markets. This applies to the steps taken against EU member states as well as individual companies. read more

July 2006

19.07.2006 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

ZEW Energy Market Barometer – Experts Expect Further Long-Term Increases in Electricity, Gas and Oil Prices

Energy experts expect electricity, natural gas and crude oil to become significantly more expensive in the coming five years. Coal prices, on the other hand, will increase less over this period of time. On a six-month horizon, the expectations regarding the increase or stagnation of prices for the mentioned energy sources are mostly balanced. Reductions in the prices for energy sources are considered unlikely. These are the findings of the current ZEW Energy Market Barometer by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. The biannual survey is conducted among approximately 200 experts from energy supply companies, energy-trading companies, and energy service providers, who are asked to give their expectations concerning short and medium-term developments on the national and international energy markets. read more

September 2004

02.09.2004 – ZEW (umo/kvs)

ZEW-Energy Market Barometer - Experts Expect Emissions Price below Ten Euro

Not many enterprises will have to bear a great burden from the European emissions trading system. More than 80 percent of the participants of an expert survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, see the price for carbon dioxide emission rights at the beginning of 2005, the onset of the European emissions trading system, below ten Euro per ton of carbon dioxide. About 31 percent estimate the price even below five Euro. read more


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