Publikationen des Forschungsbereichs Umwelt- und Klimaökonomik

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Cost Dynamics of Clean Energy Technologies

    The pace of the global decarbonization process is widely believed to hinge on the rate of cost improvements for clean energy technologies, in particular renewable power and energy storage. This paper adopts…

  2. ZEW policy brief // 2021

    A Smart Design of New EU Emissions Trading Could Save 61 Per Cent of Mitigation Costs

    Carbon pricing is a key instrument for achieving Europe’s ambitious climate targets. It is therefore not surprising that reform of the EU carbon market is at the heart of the measures proposed by the European…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Energy Conversion and Storage: The Value of Reversible Power-to-Gas Systems

    In the transition to decarbonized energy systems, Power-to-Gas (PtG) processes have the potential to connect the existing markets for electricity and hydrogen. Specifically, reversible PtG systems can convert…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Corporate Carbon Reduction Pledges: An Effective Tool to Mitigate Climate Change?

    In the intensifying public debate about limiting the harmful effects of climate change, many global corporations have recently articulated so-called “net-zero” goals for reducing and ultimately eliminating their…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    The Impact of Carbon Prices on Renewable Energy Support

    This paper examines how optimal renewable energy (RE) support (RES) policies need to be adjusted to account for carbon prices. We show theoretically and empirically that changing carbon prices requires…

  6. Referierte Fachzeitschrift // 2021

    Gesellschaftliche Asymmetrien, Prosozialität und ein drittes Prinzip - Perspektiven auf moderne Gesellschaften im Anschluss an Marcel Mauss' Essay Die Gabe

    Marcel Mauss schrieb 1924, er habe in den Motiven des „archaischen“ Gabentauschs vormoderner Gesellschaften „einen der Felsen gefunden, auf denen unsere Gesellschaften ruhen“ (Mauss, 1990, S.19). Gabenpraktiken…