Business Units

Renewable Energies

The Business Unit Renewable Energies evaluates the contribution of renewable energies to climate protection; security of supply as well as competitiveness, draws up scenarios for future development and studies the design of energy policy instruments.

Energy Policy

The Business Unit Energy Policy is concerned with designing and evaluating energy policy strategies and instruments, monitoring energy policy targets and the impacts of energy policy instruments on growth and employment as well as the competitiveness and innovative strength of the economy.  

Climate Policy

The topics of the Business Unit Climate Policy include shaping the international climate regime and climate policy instruments and their impacts on the environment, the economy and society.

Electricity Markets and Infrastructures

Analyzing and developing strategies for policy-makers and enterprises in the electricity sector is a crucial task for the Business Unit Electricity Markets and Infrastructures.

Global Sustainable Energy Transitions

The focus of the Business Unit is on sustainable energy transition and development strategies in the global context, especially in emerging and developing countries, where the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with simultaneous economic growth presents a particular challenge.

Actors and Acceptance in the Transformation of the Energy System

The Business Unit Actors and Acceptance in the Transformation of the Energy System analyzes peoples’ attitudes and needs as well as their decision making processes and behaviors in the transition of the energy system.