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Europäische Energiewirtschaft: hoher Investitionsbedarf für Nachhaltigkeit und Versorgungssicherheit


  • Christian von Hirschhausen
  • Franziska Holz
  • Clemens Gerbaulet
  • Casimir Lorenz


For the European Union to keep on track with its energy and climate targets, large investments are required in electricity generation, infrastructure and energy efficiency. The electricity sector takes the center stage. This article delivers an overview of several estimates of the investment requirement in the European energy sector and estimates the total required investment expenditures until 2030. To ensure the financing of these investment expenditures, further adaptation of the legal framework in the European member states is necessary; even most importantly, the regulatory framework of cross-border infrastructure projects needs to be improved. Damit die Europäische Union ihre selbstgesteckten Energie- und Klimaziele erreichen kann, sind umfangreiche Investitionen in die Stromerzeugung, die Strom- und Erdgasinfrastruktur sowie in die Energieeffizienz notwendig. Eine zentrale Bedeutung kommt dabei dem Stromsektor zu. Dieser DIW Wochenbericht liefert einen Überblick über verschiedene Kostenschätzungen des Investitionsbedarfs im Energiesektor und schätzt die zu erwartenden Gesamtkosten ab. Zur Finanzierung dieser Investitionen bedarf es der konsequenten Umsetzung der europäischen Rahmenbedingungen auf nationaler Ebene; vor allem aber sollte der Regulierungsrahmen für grenzüberschreitende Infrastrukturprojekte gestärkt werden.

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  • Christian von Hirschhausen & Franziska Holz & Clemens Gerbaulet & Casimir Lorenz, 2014. "Europäische Energiewirtschaft: hoher Investitionsbedarf für Nachhaltigkeit und Versorgungssicherheit," DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 81(27), pages 661-666.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwob:81-27-6

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    infrastructure; electricity; natural gas; modeling;

    JEL classification:

    • L95 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy


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