Study "The significance of international hydropower storage for the energy transition" published
Prognos AG was commissioned by the World Energy Council – Germany at the end of April 2012 to compile a study on the significance of international hydropower storage for the energy transition. The question at issue is whether and to what extent international hydrostorage plants are able to store surplus electricity from renewable energy sources and to release backup electricity. We expect that Germany will not be able to simultaneously consume 38 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity from renewable energy sources by the year 2050. The excess capacity can then reach up to 60 gigawatt (GW) within individual hours.
Study "Patient and citizen participation in health care systems“ published
Prognos has published a report into collective patient and citizen participation in Germany and eight other health care systems. The report, which was carried out fort he German Verband forschender Arzneimittelhersteller and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, aims to identify good practive in patient and citizen participation.
In order to identify good practice, indicators were developed along four criteria: legal obligation to involve patients and citizens, good conditions for good patient and citizen participation, transparent structures, processes and results and legitimacy of patient representatives.
Based on these criteria, the study identifies ten building blocks of good patient and citizen participation practice in order to improve the general conditions and increase the binding character,transparency and ultimately the legitimacy of patient and citizen participation:
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