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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

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Status of the gas supply

2022
| News

What is the latest on the gas supply in Germany? How high is demand? How high are gas storage levels? What would the damage be to the German economy if delivery failed completely?

Innovation & Technology Centre for hydrogen

2021
| Project

The BMDV (Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport) wants to promote an innovation and technology centre for hydrogen. Prognos and their partner evaluate the concepts of four German regions and conduct feasibility studies.

Halt to Russian gas supply – consequences for German industry

2022
| Project

A new scenario commissioned by the vbw (Bavarian Industry Association) shows what German industry could face if Russia stopped supplying gas.

International potential analysis of hydrogen technology for mobility solutions

2021
| Project

Hydrogen is considered a future source of energy in the transport sector. Prognos determined the framework conditions for hydrogen technologies in important international markets.

Comparison of the "Big 5" climate neutrality scenarios

2022
| Project

Transparency in the climate neutrality debate. A comparison of the "Big 5" climate neutrality scenarios.

Transformation paths for the German steel industry

2022
| Project

Producing primary steel in a greenhouse gas-neutral manner – this is the task facing the steel industry. We have created two scenarios for the German Steel Federation.

ADAC Mobility Index: Survey of Sustainable Mobility in Germany

2022
| Project update

For the first time, we have created a scientifically based data basis for the sustainable development of mobility in Germany for the ADAC - the result is the ADAC Mobility Index.

Decentralised heat supply in a climate-neutral Germany

2022
| Project

What role does the heat pump play in a 100-percent renewable electricity system compared to hydrogen heating? An analysis for the Climate Neutrality Foundation.

Target paths to meet the climate goals in transport

2021
| Project

Which policy measures are required to achieve the 2030 climate targets for transport? Prognos answers these questions for environmental association, Transport & Environment, in “Target paths for transport.”

Prospects of the railway line Amsterdam – Noord Netherlands – Hamburg

2021
| Project

How would the expansion of the rail link between Amsterdam, Noord Netherlands and Hamburg affect socio-economic development? On behalf of the North Netherlands Region, we assessed the potentials.

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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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