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Value-Added and Employment Effects by the Expansion of Renewable Energies

In the last few years, the IÖW has published a series of studies on the quantification of value added and employment by renewable energies. On behalf of Greenpeace Deutschland, the IÖW has updated value added and employment effects for the year 2012. In addition to direct effects, for the first time this also included the calculation of indirect effects. To illustrate the potential for value added and employment by a further expansion of renewable energies in Germany in the future, two scenarios for the expansion of renewable energies until 2030 were considered. The scenarios were taken from a publication of the Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU) in Germany on long-term scenarios for the deployment of renewable energies in Germany. In addition to the quantification of effects for 2012 and 2030, a collection of material was compiled in this project. This collection provides background information on the topic of 'municipal value added' for local decision makers and the interested general public.