The Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets contributes towards developing the political and institutional framework for a sustainable energy system. The intensive utilization of renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency are key strategies to satisfy energy demand, ensure security of supply and protect the climate in an environment- and resource-saving way.
Renewable energies and climate protection technologies contribute towards strengthening the competitive position of the export-oriented capital goods industry. In the coming decades, great market opportunities will open up for them in domestic and international markets.
We design and evaluate energy and climate policy measures and instruments for a more rapid and cost effective development of a sustainable energy system as well as strategies for research and development. The integration of renewable energies in electricity markets and infrastructures, but also in the heat markets will be a major challenge until the mid century.
Our analytical work on the impacts of an increased utilization of renewable and energy efficient technologies on employment, income, the economic structure and the environment help decision-makers in the practical design of effective policy instruments.
In addition, we advise our national and international clients from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as industry on the introduction of future-oriented technological, economic and institutional innovations.
Our analyses are based on a broad range of methods, in particular detailed modelling of the transformation of the energy system.