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Our figure of the month 08/2022: A development against the trend: growth in the number of apprentices for the occupation of plant mechanic for sanitary, heating, and air-conditioning technology in the last decade

Both the German government's heat pump offensive and the sharp rise in energy prices due to Russia's war against Ukraine are currently boosting demand for heat pumps and solar thermal systems enormously. As a result, plumbing and heating…

Our figure of the month 07/2022: Electric boom and lull in charging stations

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport has put the stock of all-electric passenger cars at 618,460 for 2021 (as of Jan. 1, 2022). Even though this represents a somewhat lower growth rate than in the previous year (+126%), the…

Expert discussion on energy transition and structural changes in regions

The energy transition is occurring in Germany's regions from different starting points and is embedded in specific structural change. Philip Ulrich has been working for some time on the question of what regional economic effects the…

We are looking for employees (m/f/d)!

GWS mbH is an independent, private-sector research and consulting company that works for public and private clients. The division Energy and Climate deals with a wide range of issues relating to energy, climate and environmental economics…

Impact Analysis with an Excel-based E3 (Economy-EnergyEmission) Model Building Framework

Macroeconomic Modelling for Climate Policy Planning

There is increasing consensus over the need to integrate economic policy planning and climate change adaptation. The publication "Macroeconomic Modeling for Climate Policy Planning"

Our figure of the month 06/2022: Rising interest rates weigh most heavily on cities south of Düsseldorf

In the current discussion about rising interest rates, looking at the affordability of single-family homes[1], measured by the price-income ratio, offers an approximation of the extent to which borrowers may be affected. During the…

Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes

Forestry and sawmills benefit

After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since experienced a dynamic increase.  As the figure…

Supporting climate resilient economic development in Kazakhstan

Application of the e3.kz model to analyze the macroeconomic impacts of climate change adaptation

The CRED project published the National Report for Kazakhstan. The report gives an overview of the economic damages of selected climate…

Our figure of the month 04/2022: Private consumption over the last 30 years

The Corona pandemic had a significant impact on the consumption behavior of German households. Initially, households had to adjust their spending in line with freezes and hygiene regulations. As the pandemic progressed, supply shortages…

GWS at the EU conference on modelling for policy support: recordings and presentations now available

GWS has contributed to two sessions of the 2021 EU Conference on modelling for policy support, which took place online from 22 to 26 November and was organised by the European Commission's Competence Centre of Excellence for Modelling…

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