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IEA Coal 2017 Market and Analysis Report out now – ewi ER&S contributed

18 Dezember 2017 | The new Coal 2017 Market and Analysis Report by International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts the worldwide coal demand by 2022, which would result in a decade of stagnation. The regional developments will be contrasting - especially in India and Southeast Asia an increased demand is expected, whereas the demand in Europe, North America and China will decrease. Like in the past years, also this year ewi ER&S contributed to the report. [IEA Coal 2017 Report]

BEIS Fossil Fuel price assumptions published – ewi ER&S managing director Dr. Harald Hecking contributed as a scientific advisor

04. Dezember 2017 | The British Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its report “BEIS 2017 Fossil Fuel Price Assumptions“. The report contains an estimation of the short, middle and long-term development of the oil, gas and coal prices. Assumptions and methods of the report were examined by an external expert panel, which ewi ER&S managing director Dr. Harald Hecking was part of. [BEIS Fossil Fuel Price Assumptions] [Final report by the expert panel]

Virtuelles Institut Smart Energy (VISE) launched – ewi ER&S contributes

30 November 2017 | Lead-managed by WWU Münster University and TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, the new-founded Virtual Institute Smart Energy (Virtuelles Institut Smart Energy - VISE) conducts research e.g. about the application of smart technologies in households and about the prospects of regional virtual power plants. Together with several scientific institutions from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia also ewi ER&S is contributing to the project promoted by the EU regional development fund EFRE.NRW which aims to exchange knowledge and develop practical solutions e.g. for business concepts and the regulatory frame of the digital energy world. [Press release by WWU Münster University (in German)]

ewi ER&S examines the contribution of gas and heat infrastructure to an efficient reduction of CO2, commissioned by Gelsenwasser, Open Grid Europe and RheinEnergie

23 November 2017 | The current gas and heat infrastructure will make a high contribution to an efficient CO2 minimization in an uncertain future and represents flexibility and openness to technologies. A technology-open approach to Energiewende under the use of gas and heat infrastructure will save about €140bn by 2050. These are two central results of the study „Energiemarkt 2030 und 2050 – Der Beitrag von Gas- und Wärmeinfrastruktur zu einer effizienten CO2-Minderung“ which ewi ER&S developed commissioned by Gelsenwasser, Open Grid Europe and RheinEnergie. [Study (in German)] [Slides] [Press release (in German)]

ewi ER&S and FiFo Cologne examine alternative financing options of EEG

17 November 2017 | Extreme cases for alternative financing of the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) are associated with advantages and disadvantages. Future financing of the EEG requires a balanced overall solution. This is a key result of the study "Kurzstudie: Alternativen zur Finanzierung des EEG" which ewi ER&S worked out together with the FiFo Institute of Public Economics at the University of Cologne, commissioned by Deutsche Energie-Agentur. [Study (in German)] [dena study incl. summary (in German)]

Impacts of Nord Stream 2 on the European gas market: ewi ER&S identifies key assumptions

09 November 2017 | Compared to what ewi ER&S found in the study on "Impacts of Nord Stream 2 on the EU natural gas market", the results of Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) of Hungary yield different results on the price effects. This new study by ewi ER&S identifies which different assumptions about LNG import prices, Ukrainian transit capacities, long term contracts, and intra-EU infrastructure expansions are crucial to explain the differences between the ewi ER&S results and those of REKK. [Study on differing assumptions] [Study on the impacts of Nord Stream 2] [REKK Website]

Upcoming Events

25. Handelsblatt Jahrestagung: Energiewirtschaft 2018

25 January 2018, Berlin | ewi ER&S Geschäftsführerin Dr. Christina Elberg participates in the Speed Debate "Heilsbringer, Game Changer, Hype – Was ist nun mit der Blockchain?". For further information click here.

E-world energy & water

07 February 2018, Essen | ewi ER&S managing director Dr. Harald Hecking participates in the disscussion "Is sector coupling feasible without gas?". The discussion (in German) takes place at the Innogy SE stand (hall 3, stand 3-100).