IW scientists in the Environment, Energy, Infrastructure competence area study the interaction between the economy and the environment.
Their work is based on the conviction that Germany can only achieve sustainable development if climate protection is instituted efficiently, energy is made available in an affordable, safe and environmentally friendly form and business has access to natural resources. If this can be achieved, companies can take advantage of the market opportunities and locate their future development in Germany.
- Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
- Avenir Suisse
- Delft University of Technology
- Frontier Economics
- Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln
- Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
As governments across the world continue to face the challenge of tackling Covid-19, the current crisis also presents an unprecedented opportunity to reboot global economies in a manner that builds more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient societies, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
Social and political change necessitates corresponding innovations in motor vehicle technology. This paper analyses the nature of current technological progress in Germany’s motor vehicle industry.
This report was prepared by the Wuppertal Institute in cooperation with the German Economic Institute as part of the SCI4climate.NRW project. The report aims to shed light on the possible phenomenon that the availability and costs of "green" energy sources may become a relevant location factor for basic materials produced in a climate-neutral manner in the future.
Synthetic fuels produced from green electricity can make a major contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Liquid energy carriers produced from renewably generated electricity can be used in combustion engines without impacting the climate.
The European Green Deal stipulates an increase in the emissions reduction target for 2030 from 40 to 55 percent compared with the base year 1990. This also requires the ramp-up of extensive technology investments for a decarbonization pathway for industry, which tends to entail higher abatement costs.