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This research topic covers areas such as

  • Internal energy market analysis
    • economy of energy production, subsidies and life cycle costs
    • EU strategic investments in E&T i.e. the measurement of the effects of investments and impact assessment
    • market architectures for high shares of renewables and economic opportunities of energy (e.g. energy services, combined renewable and energy efficiency measures)
  • Global energy market
    • geopolitics of energy, global economic dynamics and implications for EU's energy and climate policy effectiveness, global energy and climate outlook, investments and finance
    • global governance of energy decarbonisation and climate change mitigation, analysis of efficient and equitable flexible mechanisms

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