Reform of the EEG – The Economic Opportunities of a Smart Energy Transition

The smarter E Podcast Episode 17 | September 10, 2020

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).

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About Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert and the DIW

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

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.

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The role of e-mobility in the new energy world, charging infrastructure as the intersection between mobility and power grids as well as perspectives on the Vehicle2Grid concept – these are just a few of the topics that await you at the Power2Drive Forum from October 6–8 at the exhibition Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021 in Munich. The major players of the energy transition in the transportation sector will be meeting here: Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and start-ups will be presenting the latest developments and business models. At the Power2Drive Forum, attendees will have the opportunity to meet influential players in the industry in person.


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