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Energy & Mobility

Shaping future energy & mobility systems, seizing opportunities strategically.

The top priority of the energy transition is to reach the climate goals. At the same time, the power supply must be guaranteed. In Germany, this can only be achieved through increased energy efficiency and the further expansion of renewable energies.

So where do renewable energy sources have the greatest potential? How do political instruments and new technologies affect demand, emissions and prices? How do we meet the rising demand for passenger and freight transport in a sustainable way? Which promising business models are emerging?

To address these questions, we provide a sound basis for decision-making – with our strategic competence and expertise in the areas of Energy Scenarios & Sector Coupling, Power & Renewable Energy, the Heat Market, Energy Efficiency & Services, Power & Gas Distribution as well as Mobility & Transport.

 

Energy Scenarios & Sector Coupling

The energy system is undergoing rapid and major restructuring. Energy system scenarios examine its various possible development paths.

Power & Renewable Energy

Expanding renewable energies is crucial to achieve the climate targets. The backbone of the energy system transformation: the electricity system.

Heat Market

Energy transition in the heating market: sector coupling and district heating play a central role The climate goals affect the heating market in several ways.

Energy Efficiency & Energy Services

Energy efficiency not only protects against crises and price risks – it also opens up numerous opportunities for innovative business models!

Gas & Power Transmission

The energy transition increases the requirements for gas and electricity networks. Careful network planning limits network charges and ensures competitiveness.

Mobility & Transport

Rising demand, environmental and climate objectives: A sustainable transport system requires more than the exchange of drive technologies.

Our work on this topic

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EU’s Global Leadership in Renewables

2020

Prognos, together with COWI, CEPS, and Capgemini invent, examines Europe's position and competitiveness in global renewable energy value chains.

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8th Monitoring of the Energy Transition

2020

For the eighth time in a row, Prognos reports on the course of the energy transition in Germany and Bavaria until now, on behalf of the vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.

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Prognos Charging Report 2020

2020

The Prognos Charging Report 2020 conducted on behalf of EnBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg) provides an overview of the status quo of charging infrastructure.

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Gas 2030 Dialogue Process – First Balance Sheet

2019

Gas will maintain its role in the energy system until 2050. This is one of the results of the Ministry of Economy’s dialogue process, Gas 2030. Prognos was a contributor to the input paper.

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Jobwende – Effects of the Energiewende on Work and Employment

2019

On behalf of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Prognos examined the importance of the energy transition for future employment in Germany.

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Rail Link between Colmar und Freiburg

2019

A renewed rail link between Freiburg and Colmar via Breisach could transport between 3500 and 5900 passengers per day. This is the result of a feasibility study carried out by Prognos and Setec.

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Globalization of the german automotive industry

2019

A policy brief for the Bertelsmann Stiftung uses the example of the German automotive industry to show the extent to which other countries directly and indirectly contribute value added to the production of this industry.

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Analysis of climate paths in the transport sector 2030

2019

On behalf of BDI and BCG, Prognos has analysed how Germany can achieve its climate protection targets for 2030 in the transport sector. The result: decisive changes are needed.

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7. Monitoring of the Energy System Transformation

2019

For the seventh time in a row, Prognos reports on the course of the energy transition in Germany and Bavaria until now, on behalf of the vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.

Zwei Ingenieure stehen auf einem Feld mit Windkraftanlage

Future of th electricity system II

2018

How can the transition to a power supply based on renewable energies by 2050 be successfully managed? This question is answered by a study for WWF Germany.

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Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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