M.Sc. Environmental Sciences Malte Winkler



Modelling policies to promote the use of renewable energies in order to fulfill climate and energy targets

The urgency to mitigate anthropogenic climate change is widely accepted in both the scientific and the political communities. In this context, curtailing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to counteract global warming is considered a key element, which is aimed at e.g. by politically fostering the use of climate-friendly renewable energies. In the EU, the emission trading system (EU-ETS) is the main instrument to cut emissions, while at the same time other policies promoting the use of renewable energies are in place in many countries. In this research, the computable general equilibrium (CGE) model DART (Dynamic Applied Regional Trade) will be deployed to gain insights into which policy options are advisable to promote the use of renewable energies, focusing mainly on the EU-ETS. Potential implications of changing policy regimes in terms of GHG-mitigation, conflicting interests (e.g. land use change stemming from biofuel production) , and global trade will be taken into account.



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Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy, CGE Modeling, Marine Energy