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Climate and Energy

Brief description

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate protection and adaptation are necessary in equal measure in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, to overcome them and to become future-proof. Against this background, the IÖW develops, analyses and evaluates technologies, concepts, political strategies and instruments. Of special importance for the climate team is the practical relevance of their work and the inter-disciplinary approach, which considers not only greenhouse gas effects but also other aspects of sustainability such as conflicting interests. The emphasis here is on renewables, energy efficiency, climate protection policy and adaptation measures.

IÖW Models

WEBEE-Modell: In the debate on the expansion of renewable energies (RE), regional economic effects play an increasingly important role. In order to find an answer to the question, which value-added and gross employment effects are generated by the production, the planning & installation, and the operation of RE facilities, the IÖW developed a model (WEBEE-model), which makes it possible to quantify these effects for various geographical units.

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IÖW-Prosumer-Modell: The energy prosumer plays an increasingly important role in the more and more decentralized energy system. Therefore, the IÖW developed a model which is able to represent the prosumer in his technical, economic and social-ecologic dimension.

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