Helpful studies, policy documents and reports.
Erneuerbare Energien: Ein Gewinn für den Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland, AEE (2014)
A background report on the economic effects of the expansion of renewable energies in Germany and the composition of industrial electricity prices.
Umweltwirtschaftsindex: Umfrage zur Lage und Entwicklung der Umweltwirtschaft, UBA (2014)
This study asked companies in the environmental sector about development prospects of the environmental industry. It includes much useful factual information about the Energiewende economy.
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014, Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy
The latest edition of this authoritative annual report tells the story of the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels. Packed full of statistics, charts and narrative, it explores the issues affecting each type of investment, technology, and region. (One must register to see this document.)
Sector Monitor Energy Efficiency 2014, DENEFF (2014)
The purpose of the Sector Monitor Energy Efficiency 2014 of the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) is to provide an updated qualitative and quantitative overview of the market for energy efficiency services and products in Germany. The analysis shows the trends, success factors and challenges for the energy efficiency market. In addition, using the annual market indicators, it illustrates the economic importance of the efficiency sector.
Carbon Leakage: Ein schleichender Prozess, Deutsche Bank Research (2014).
The thesis of this Deutsche Bank Research study is that ”carbon leakage“ or deindustrialization and flight to cheaper energy markets are impacts of the Energiewende. This is illustrated in examinations of a number of sectors.
Employment Effects of Renewable Energy Expansion on a Regional Level - First Results of a Model-Based Approach (2012)
How are the employment effects of the Energiewende distributed within Germany? What components contribute to growth impacts on a regional level? The main goal of the study was to develop a methodology which is applicable to all renewable energy technologies in future research. The results show that gross employment is particularly high in the northwestern regions of Germany. However, especially the indirect effects are spread out over the whole country. Regions in the south not only profit from the delivery of specific components, but also from other industry and service inputs.
Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(2), pages 227-243, February 2012." Philip Ulrich, Martin Distelkamp, Ulrike Lehr.
Employment from renewable energy in Germany: expansion and operation - now and in the future (...), GWS et al. (2014)
This publication gives an overview of current developments in the renewable energy sector and provides details of gross employment in 2013.
Beschäftigungswirkungen des Umweltschutzes in Deutschland im Jahr 2010, UBA (2014)
The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) have assessed the employment effects of environmental protection in Germany, using 2010 data. The study presents gross employment effects, also referring to the employment related to renewable energy use.
Green Economy Gründungsmonitor 2014, Borderstep Institut & Universität Oldenburg (2014)
Borderstep Institut and the University of Oldenburg have compiled data on the development of new businesses founded in the areas green tech, renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate protection. Over the past eight years, they analysed 5,000 start-ups and other young businesses.
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