Project

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Estimating energy system costs of sectoral RES and EE targets in the context of energy and climate targets for 2030

European policy makers currently shape the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. This includes the question, whether dedicated targets for renewable energies (RES) and energy efficiency (EE) should be set besides a binding greenhouse gas (GHG) target and which ambition level should be fixed. 

The study “Estimating energy system costs of sectoral RES and EE targets in the context of energy and climate targets for 2030” analyses the economic impacts of different targets setting options on the overall energy system with a focus on the electricity sector. The project is carried out by an international project consortium led by Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research (ISI) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 As part of this project, a comprehensive report has been compiled:

Furthermore a summary report is directed at policy makers and other interested decision makers: