Edenhofer to advise „Energiewende Research Forum”
“The energy transformation is one of the greatest experiments that an industrial society ever performed,” Edenhofer said. “An experiment of this dimension needs to be supported by scientific policy advice.” This should be organized as a social learning process, he pointed out. “Science is mapping possible pathways, but it is up to politics to decide which way to go,” Edenhofer said.
The research forum brings together existing expertise on the energy transition in eight interdisciplinary thematic working groups. The group on economics that Ottmar Edenhofer has now been appointed to, is set to analyze the economic framework for the transition to a future energy system and is going to illuminate possible courses of action – for example what incentives could be useful, or how an adequate market design should look like.
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