The Research Center for Energy Economics

Considering the diversity of issues in the energy sector, from resource shortage to climate change, fundamental scientific research combined with energy utilization technology is more important than ever to ensure a stable, reliable and affordable energy supply.

Based on a scientific background, the Research Center for Energy Economics sees itself as an independent institution dealing with topics related to energy technology and energy economics. Thereby, it can publish its research results independently from political orientations or regulations and solely based on scientific analytical methods. The main focus of our work is a resource-friendly consumption of energy from both a rational and economic point of view.

The operations of the Research Center for Energy Economics are linked to a range of different topics related to economic, public and private life. The goal is to establish a more sensible handling of energy throughout all areas of society – paving the way for a new “energy-rationality”. By providing training and further education for over 250 scientists, the Research Center for Energy Economics has contributed to enhance the methodical competence in the energy sector. It is our vision to question conventional wisdom and to replace it with scientific facts.