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Manfred Fischedick published an article in November 2017.
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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Tracking sectoral progress in the deep decarbonisation of energy systems in Europe Roberta Pierfederici, Oliver Sartor, Nicolas Berghmans, Sasc... Published: 01 November 2017
Energy Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.08.053
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Decarbonisation of energy systems requires deep structural change. The purpose of this research was to analyse the rates of change taking place in the energy systems of the European Union (EU), in the light of the EU's climate change mitigation objectives. Trends on indicators such as energy intensity and carbon intensity of energy were compared with decadal benchmarks derived from deep decarbonisation scenarios for the electricity, residential, transport, and industry sectors. The methodology applied provides a useful and informative approach to tracking decarbonisation of energy systems. The results show that the EU has made significant progress in decarbonising its energy systems. On a number of indicators assessed the results show that a significant acceleration from historical levels is required in order to reach the rates of change seen on the future benchmarks for deep decarbonisation. The methodology applied provides an example of how the research community and international organisations could complement the transparency mechanism developed by the Paris Agreement on climate change, to improve understanding of progress toward low-carbon energy systems.
PREPRINT 1 Read 0 Citations Tracking sectoral progress in the deep decarbonisation of energy systems in Europe Thomas Spencer, Roberta Pierfederici, Oliver Sartor, Nicolas... Published: 01 January 2017
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Decarbonisation of energy systems requires deep structural change. The purpose of this research was to analyse the rates of change taking place in the energy systems of each Member State of the European Union (EU), and the EU in aggregate, in the light of the EU's climate change mitigation objectives. Trends on indicators such as sectoral activity levels and composition, energy intensity, and carbon intensity of energy were compared with decadal benchmarks derived from deep decarbonisation scenarios. The methodology applied provides a useful and informative approach to tracking decarbonisation of energy systems. The results show that while the EU has made significant progress in decarbonising its energy system. On a number of indicators assessed the results show that a significant acceleration from historical levels is required in order to reach the rates of change seen on the future benchmarks for deep decarbonisation. The methodology applied provides an example of how the research community and international organisations could complement the transparency mechanism developed by the Paris Agreement on climate change, to improve understanding of progress toward low-carbon energy systems.
PREPRINT 1 Read 0 Citations State of the Low-Carbon Energy Union: Assessing the EU’s progress towards its 2030 and 2050 climate objectives Thomas Spencer, R. Pierfederici, Oliver Sartor, Nicolas Berg... Published: 01 January 2016
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In order to assess the adequacy of the EU and its Member States policies with the 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation objectives, this study goes beyond the aggregate GHG emissions or energy use figures and analyse the underlying drivers of emission changes, following a sectoral approach (power generation, buildings, industry, and transport).
PREPRINT 0 Reads 0 Citations COP 21 can become a turning point towards sustainable energy systems: Paper on behalf of the secretariat of the club of ... Peter Hennicke, Manfred Fischedick, Katharina Knoop, Jochen ... Published: 01 January 2016
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Will climate change stay below the 2 degree target in the 21st century on the basis of the COP 21 results? Looking into challenges and opportunities, this paper answers: To stay below the global 2dt is neither a real choice for the world society nor for businesses and civil societies in specific countries. It is a global guideline, scientifically developed for global negotiations, which should be broken down to national interests and actors. Key questions concerning the energy sector from the perspective of national interests are how to create and sustain a momentum for the inevitable energy transition, how to encourage disruptive innovations, avoid lock in effects, enable rapid deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energies etc. Or in other words: how to get to a competitive, economically benign, inclusive, low carbon and risk minimising energy system. With this background the paper argues that "burden sharing" is a misleading perception of strong climate mitigation strategies. It is more realistic to talk about "benefit sharing", using the monetary benefits and co-benefits of climate mitigation (e.g. energy cost savings, revenues from CO2-tax or emission trading systems) to help vulnerable national and international actors to adapt to the unavoidable climate risks. It has to be demonstrated on country level that the technologies and policy mix of strong climate mitigation and risk-minimising actions are indeed "benefit sharing" strategies which should be chosen anyhow, even if there was no climate change. For China and Germany this paper includes basic findings supporting this view.
PREPRINT 1 Read 0 Citations Uncertainty management and the dynamic adjustment of Deep Decarbonization Pathways Sandrine Mathy, Patrick Criqui, Katharina Knoop, Manfred Fis... Published: 01 January 2016
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Contrary to 'static' pathways that are defined once for all, this article deals with the need for policymakers to adopt a dynamic adaptive policy pathway for managing decarbonization over the period of implementation. When choosing a pathway as the most desirable option, it is important to keep in mind that each decarbonization option relies on the implementation of specific policies and instruments. But given structural, effectiveness and timing uncertainties specific to each policy option they may fail in delivering the expected outcomes in time. The possibility of diverging from an initial decarbonization trajectory to another one without incurring excessive costs should therefore be a strategic element in the design of an appropriate decarbonization strategy. The article relies on initial experiences in France and Germany on decarbonization planning and implementation to define elements for managing dynamic adjustment issues. Such an adaptive pathway strategy should combine long-lived incentives to form consistent expectations, as well as adaptive policies to improve overall robustness and resilience. We sketch key elements of a monitoring process based on an ex ante definition of leading indicators that should be assessed regularly and combined with signposts and trigger values at the subsector level.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable Strategies Manfred Fischedick Published: 01 January 2014
The Reacting Atmosphere, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-06495-6_5
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Within the research network, this part focuses on socio-economic process understanding, impact analysis and policy analysis. Besides the creation of a better understanding of the system behaviour (including socio-technical interactions) and transformation processes in general, the main aim is the development of a holistic and integrated policy approach, which is able to trigger the resulting needs for action and in particular to reflect the interactions between air quality and climate policy targets in regions of relevance. Based on detailed knowledge of the complex decision making processes in policy, industry, economy, society, an integrated set of policies will be identified and assessed systematically.