The Department of Climate and Energy Policy empirically and theoretically explores how the transition to a low-carbon economy and current economic goals can be made mutually supportive through policy change.
For this purpose, the Chair analyses and compares the national implementations of regulatory frameworks and supports decision makers in designing policies to reach the common targets of sustainability, effectiveness / competitiveness and security of supply. We transfer the new perspectives resulting from the low-carbon transformation to our academic work in the areas of energy economics, industrial economics and theory of regulation.
Our research methods cover quantitative and qualitative analyses, modelling and assessments of trade-offs. Our research approach is to ensure robustness and relevance of analysis, with early stakeholder engagement, separate review of methodology and sector expertise, as well as a cooperation within an international expert network of Climate Strategies. Given the short historical track record of many instruments that are analysed, cross-country comparisons receive particular attention.
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