Funding organisation: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
Cooperation: DLR Institute of Technical Thermodynamics; Gesellschaft für wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung mbH (gws), Osnabrück; Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin; Zentrum für Sonnenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW); Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI)
Duration: January 2008 – March 2011
Contact: Marlene Kratzat
The effects of the increase of renewable energies on labour are prominently perceived by politics and public inland and abroad. The Study “Short and long term effects of the increase of renewable energies on labour in Germany” is a follow up of two projects of the German Environmental Ministry that were first to examine this issue as broadly (www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/38515/36356/, www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/40338/36356/).
The foundation of the project is once again an expansive company survey that provides the analysis with a solid basis. Compared to the above mentioned projects, some areas will be looked into more deeply. Especially geothermal energy, biomass and biofuels are to be named as they gained a lot of relevance in the past few years. Simultaneously regional aspects of employment will be look at in detail, for the first time complemented by an examination with a modelling tool. The work regarding scenarios of the future development of foreign trade of companies located in Germany will be intensified by cooperation with partners of a European project regarding employment as well as an expert’s workshop. The examination of the model based, macroeconomic net employment effects will be complemented by a comparison of models, resulting into more robust outcomes.
The results can be downloaded at the homepage of the Environmental Ministry www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/36356/.