Economic Indicators of the energy system
The progress of the energy transition is accompanied by a comprehensive monitoring process. The annual monitoring reports focus on the ex-post analysis of the latest developments. The monitoring of energy transition aims to build as much as possible on statistical data and surveys conducted by official institutions. However, an independent reporting system has developed since 2004, particularly on the topics of investment, growth and employment through renewable energies, that has recently been extended to all aspects of the energy system transformation.
The energy transition entails further economic changes which are usually not represented in the official statistics as they require a cross-sectional view of existing classifications and statistics. One example is imports of fossil fuels, which are declining significantly due to the expansion of renewable energies and increasing energy efficiency. Against this background, the project serves to update the relevant economic indicators of energy transition annually. There is also a need for further research into some indicators.
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Our figure of the month 06/2023: Expenditures for energy and food place a particularly heavy burden on lower incomes
The inflation rate in Germany remains at a high level even after more than a year of war in Ukraine. Although the consumer price index has now weakened for the second month in a row, it…
Our figure of the month 03/2023: Number of people in need of care in Germany doubles to 5 million within ten years
The latest care statistics show that there will be around 4.96 million people in need of care in Germany in 2021, a huge increase on previous years. All persons who receive benefits from…
New videos on the CRED project: How can climate risks and climate adaptation be integrated into macroeconomic modelling?
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has published two informative videos about the CRED project. In addition to insights into the management of climate risks…