The issue of availability of resources will gain importance in various areas of the economy. The majority of our energy supply is still based on the limited fossil fuels coal, oil, natural gas and other limited resources such as uranium.
Additionally, the consumption of fossil fuels is responsible for the steadily increasing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the last decades. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached a record high since at least 650,000 years. This is acknowledged to be the main cause for global climate change. Last but not least, due to the expansion of the emission trading scheme, climate protection will become a likewise economically important factor.
The Research Center for Energy Economics has conducted projects in a large variety of fields:
Life-time estimation of scarce resources
Consequences of climate change
Alternative CO2-compensatory measures