Scenario framework for the German Gas Grid Development Plan, commissioned by the German gas transmission system operators
Gas Grid Development Plan 2012 (in German)
Jens Hobom / Marcus Koepp:
Scenario framework for the Gas Grid Development Plan 2012, contribution in Dow Jones Energy Weekly, 2. Sep 2011, p. 8
The race to supply Europe with Gas, article about the state of planning regarding the gas pipelines through South-East Europe, Nabucco and South Stream, in: Die Welt, 8.11.2011 / Welt am Sonntag, 13.11.2011
Clean Energy Ministerial
With a special focus on solar energy technologies, Prognos and adelphi consult support the German Federal Environment Ministry in the Clean Energy Ministerial process.
Clean Energy Ministerial website
Solar Technology Action Plan
On 14 December 2009, the Major Economies Forum on Climate and Energy launched a series of Technology Action Plans. In cooperation with IWR, Münster and Adelphi Consult, Berlin, Prognos contributed to the Solar Technology Action plan, which was commissioned by the German Federal Environment Ministry, Berlin.
Solar Technology Action Plan at Major Economies Forum website
„Power from the desert“ – conference in cooperation with SWP
On 5 November 2009, Prognos and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin held a joint conference about „Power from the desert“ (Desertec / Solar plan). The participants – including representatives from industry and policy-making bodies – discussed the techno-economic, policy-related and regulatory challenges that power generation in North Africa is confronted with.
Conference documentation (in German) at SWP website, PDF 10 MB)
A Renaissance of Nuclear Energy?
In this study for the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Prognos analysed the conditions regarding a worldwide expansion of nuclear energy. The construction of new reactors faces several challenges. Given these challenges, we expect that many of the about 380 announced reactors worldwide will not be built. Given the shutdown of aged plants, the number of reactors in operation worldwide is likely to decrease by 22% until 2020; and by about 29% until the year 2030, relative to the reference level of March 2009.
Interview with Jens Hobohm by Deutsche Welle TV:
The energy expert and energy policy consultant comments on feed-in tariffs, different markets for electricity-generating photovoltaic cells and concentrating solar power, and the shift of the solar industry towards America.
New York Times article quoting Jens Hobohm: "Industry Lines Up Behind Bold African, Mideast Solar Project in Hopes Politicians Will Follow"