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Ökosoziale Steuerstrukturreform in Österreich
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Das Ziel des Projektes war die Erarbeitung eines umsetzbaren Konzepts einer ökosozialen Steuerstrukturreform in Österreich. Die ÖSSR berücksichtigt die drei Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit: Der Ressourcen- und Energieverbrauch (einschl. der CO2-Emissionen) soll reduziert werden (ökologische Dimension) und das zusätzliche Steuervolumen soll genutzt werden, um den Faktor Arbeit zu entlasten (ökonomische Dimension) sowie verteilungspolitische Ziele zu erreichen (soziale Dimension). Zur Abschätzung der Wirkungen wurden verschiedene Simulationen mit dem österreichischen Umwelt-Energie-Wirtschaftsmodell „e3.at“ gerechnet.

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2012
2012
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Auswirkungen der Energiewende auf die Wirtschaftsregion Osnabrück – Emsland – Grafschaft Bentheim
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Es liegen bisher nur wenige Informationen dazu vor, welche Regionen eher zu den Gewinnern und welche eher zu den Verlierern dieser gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklungen gehören. Die Regionen haben aufgrund ihrer industriellen und betrieblichen Struktur sowie ihrer Energieversorgung teilweise sehr unterschiedliche Ausgangssituationen. In der Untersuchung für die Region Osnabrück – Emsland – Grafschaft Bentheim wurden die regionalen Aspekte des durch die Energiewende mittelfristig angestoßenen Wandels dargestellt. Von besonderer Bedeutung ist dabei, ob die Gesamtregion im Vergleich zum Bundesdurchschnitt profitiert oder nicht. Ferner wurden aus den zu erwartenden Entwicklungen Chancen für eine Stärkung der Region im Prozess der Energiewende abgeleitet.

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2012
2012
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Wechselwirkungen zwischen Landnutzung und Klimawandel – Strategien für ein nachhaltiges Landmanagement in Deutschland
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Im Rahmen des BMBF-Verbundprojektes "Wechselwirkungen zwischen Landnutzung und Klimawandel – Strategien für ein nachhaltiges Landmanagement in Deutschland" (CCLandStraD) wird eine aktualisierte Projektion der Flächeninanspruchnahme bis zum Jahr 2030 mit PANTA RHEI REGIO II erstellt. Hierzu werden vom Auftraggeber aktualisierte und bis 2030 prolongierte demografische Vorgaben bereitgestellt.

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2011
2012
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Development of a Russian economy-environment-emission-model (e3.ru) for simulation and projection
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On behalf of European Commission (Europe Aid/129527/C/SER/RU “Support to the development of new generation models to estimate and forecast GHG emissions and efficiency of Russian climate change mitigation measures and policy”) and in cooperation with ICF and Plejades, GWS mbH developed a Russian macroeconomic model. The model “e3.ru” shows the development of the Russian economy, environmental aspects (energy supply and demand, land-use especially forest model) and the development of greenhouse gas emissions until 2050.

The newly developed model for Russia is based on the GWS national macroeconomic model philosophy INFORGE with a focus on the "three e's" economy, environment and emissions. The model "e3.ru" is used for estimation and forecasting GHG emissions of Russian Climate Change mitigation measures and policies with different aspects (energy efficiency, development of renewable energy, CO2 tax).

GWS provides an user-friendly and customized graphical interface in English and also in Russian language including the model documentation (incl. handbook how to calculate and analyze climate policies independently) as well as an information system containing variables, equations and regression coefficients.

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2011
2011
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Vernetzung von Klimaszenarien mit weiteren Szenarien aus dem ökologischen und gesellschaftlichen Bereich
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In einem Literaturreview für das Umweltbundesamt (UBA) wurden die möglichen Kopplungen von sozioökonomischen, Umwelt- und Klimamodellen zusammengestellt. Dabei wurden verschiedene Modelltypen diskutiert, mit deren Hilfe sozioökonomische und umweltbezogene Aspekte in mehr oder minder integrierter Form untersucht werden

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2010
2011
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Development and implementation of a model to be used for economic impact assessment of regulatory decisions taken by NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa)
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On behalf of the South African INFORUM partner Conningarth, GWS has worked on the development of an economic model for South Africa.

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2010
2011
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Energy scenarios for the German energy concept
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Within this project conducted for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the institutes Prognos, Basel, ewi, Cologne (Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln) and GWS have developed energy scenarios for the future energy concept of the Federal Government with a time line until the year 2050. In total, eight scenarios were calculated with a variation in the prolongation of the operating time of existing nuclear power stations in Germany for 4, 12, 20 or 28 years and with different approaches regarding the cost of backfitting.

The target scenarios indicate the preconditions and terms under which a long-term shift of the energy market towards a regenerative energy supply is possible. The GWS model PANTA RHEI was employed to determine the macroeconomic effects of different scenarios against a reference setting.

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2010
2011
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Consumers and measures to reduce energy consumption
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The results of the project KONSENS shows the energy and CO2 reduction potential that can be reached by consumer-oriented policy measures, but also looks at their effectiveness and social implications. In order to conduct this analysis, the integrated environment-energy-economy model e3.at was used and extended by different types of households. Energy related policy measures were analysed with regard to their energy efficiency as well as their social impacts on different population groups. Stakeholders and experts were invited to participate in the project by taking part in several workshops. Special importance were given to the public and scientific dissemination of the results.

Duration:
2009
2011
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Entwicklung und Bereitstellung des Anwendermodells PANTA RHEI zur Abschätzung der Wirkungen umweltpolitischer Maßnahmen und Instrumente
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The aim of the project was to further develop an existing econometric modeling tool to carry out scenario analyses. For this purpose, the macro-econometric model PANTA RHEI has been updated and adjusted for the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). The client is now possible to perform simulations and evaluate economic developments and policies independently. The user-friendly interface “IMAGINE” enables the user to get an overview of modeling aspects and displays model variables in graphs and/or tables as selected. Furthermore, standardized routines convert the data into excel spreadsheets.

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2009
2011
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Technological, ecological, economic and strategic aspects of the national climate change initiative (NKI)
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Measures for climate protection and efficiency increase do not only directly lead to reduced impacts on the environment and less energy imports but also have various direct and indirect economic effects. On the one hand there are direct demand changes, on the other hand costs of financing increase. In the long run the investments reduce energy demand and lower the cost of production for companies or increase the scope of spending of private households. The establishment of lead markets also creates export potentials if other countries follow this path. Within this study, the options for efficiency increase and climate protection in Germany are comprehensively analysed with respect to their technical and economic potential, the groups of stakeholders addressed, the chances for export and the gaps in the political instruments. Moreover, the economic effects of an ambitious efficiency strategy are modelled.

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2009
2011
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