Reform of the EEG - the economic opportunities of a smart energy transition

The energy transition is seen by many as an expensive investment project, the necessity of which is questioned, for example, by those who do not want to believe in climate change. But will the switch to renewable forms of energy really be that expensive for consumers? And are the economic consequences for Germany really that dangerous? Or are there great future opportunities in this development? We will discuss this with economic expert Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).


Published: September 10, 2020 | Language: German

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About the DIW and Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert heads the Energy, Transport, Environment department at the German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin and is Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance. She is an economic expert in the fields of energy research and climate protection. In 2016 she was appointed to the Advisory Council for Environmental Issues SRU and received the German Solar Prize and the Adam Smith Prize for market-based environmental policy. She is a top researcher and a sought-after expert on politics and the media.

Picture: Copyright Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

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