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Article "Environmental and socioeconomic footprints of the German bioeconomy" published in Nature Sustainability

It contains central results of the SYMOBIO project. We estimate global key environmental footprints (FPs) of the German bioeconomy in a historic analysis from 2000-2015 and in projection until 2030. Findings imply that sufficient…

Monthly turnover in the Germany IT-Industry 2016-2020

Our figure of the month 06/2021: German IT hardware in low demand despite digitisation push – 18% drop in sales in 2020

Only foreign countries benefit with high import figures

When the Corona pandemic severely curtailed public life last spring, millions of people in Germany were forced to work, study or pass the time at home. Demand for notebooks and…

GWS at the first digital IAEE conference

At the first online edition of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) conference, held June 7th to 9th across all time zones, topics focus on energy, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. GWS is participating with…

Investments in data infrastructures have a positive impact on regional value added and employment

As part of a feasibility study on new data infrastructures in the region "Rheinisches Revier", GWS conducted an analysis of the macroeconomic effects. The focus is on assessing the potential of a hyperscale data center and a digital park…

Our figure of the month 05/2021: Covid-19 significantly changes household consumption patterns

Household consumption has changed massively in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. For example, the Federal Statistical Office shows that household spending on package holidays has declined by 67.5% compared to 2019. Other uses affected by…

Our figure of the month 04/2021: Housing in eastern Germany is be-coming more and more expensive

The purchase price development for single-family houses1 in the eastern German states has been positive in the past five years and was clearly above the national average with an annual growth rate of 6.5% p.a. weighted by the number of…

Study on energy economic projections published by BMWi

Within the research project "Energy Economic Projections and Impact Assessments 2030/2050", various scenarios for achieving the energy and climate targets were created and evaluated, which represent the development of the energy system…

Our figure of the month 03/2021: Sales in hospitality industry drop up to 50% in 2020

Accommodation sector (-45%) hit harder by Corona pandemic than gastronomy (-32%)

As one of the industry sectors mostly hit by the Corona pandemic, the hospitality industry suffered high sales losses in the crisis year 2020 compared to the…

How can energy and environmental policy reduce rebound effects?

The results of the ReCap research project will be presented and discussed at the conference "How can energy and environmental policy reduce rebound effects?" on 23 February 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Further information on the programme and…

8th report on the monitoring of the energy transition and statement of the expert commission published

Studies by the GWS have been incorporated at various points in the 8th Monitoring Report on the Energy Transition, which was published on 03.02.2021. They deal with employment effects of renewable energies, long-term growth and employment…

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