Publications

We published more than 50 reports, books, journal articles and webinars

Beyond Fire: How to achieve electric cooking?

Jacobs, Couture (2019), Beyond Fire: How to achieve electric cooking, commissioned and edited by HIVOS and WFC.

Future skills and job creation through renewable energy in South Africa

IASS Potsdam, IET- International Energy Transition GmbH, Energy Research Centre University of Capetown (ERC UCT), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (2019). IKI Co-benefits, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Study on the revision of Feed-in-tariff for Solar PV in Viet Nam

Jacobs, D., Couture, T., Duc, Vu Ngoc (2018), IET - International Energy Transition GmbH, E3 Analytics, Institute of Energy, comissioned by GIZ Vietnam.

A Word on: Low Cost Renewables

Couture, Jacobs, Appleman (2018), A Word on - Low Cost Renewables. Agora Energiewende, Berlin, Germany

Global Energy Transformation: A roadmap to 2050

IRENA (2018), Global Energy Transformation: A roadmap to 2050, International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi. (Consultants for REmap who assisted in preparation of this report include Toby Couture, David Jacobs and Owen Zinaman).

Assessing the Applicability of Wind Energy Auction for Vietnam – A Comprehensive Overview

Jacobs, Spitzley, Han, Trinh, and Appleman (2018). Assessing the Applicability of Wind Energy Auction for Vietnam – A Comprehensive Overview, MOIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme.

Improving health and reducing costs through renewable energy in South Africa

IASS Potsdam, IET- International Energy Transition GmbH, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Prime Africa Consultants (2019). IKI Co-benefits, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Medium-Scale Distributed Generation Net Metering in Mauritius

Jacobs, D. (2017), Medium-Scale Distributed Generation Net Metering in Mauritius: Analysis and Recommendations, Prepared for the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (Mauritius), Clean Energy Solution Center, Clean Energy Ministerial.

Net Metering in the Philippines

Couture, T., Jacobs, D., Dietrich, M. (2017), Technical Assistance for the Review of Pricing Methodology of the Net Metering Program in the Philippines, commissioned by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines, February 2017

Beyond Fire: How to achieve sustainable cooking

Couture, T., Jacobs, D. (2016), Beyond Fire: How to achieve sustainable cooking, report commissioned by World Future Council and Hivos, October 2016.

RE TRANSITION

IEA-RETD (2016). RE TRANSITION – Transitioning to Policy Frameworks for Cost-Competitive Renewables

Economic prosperity for marginalised communities through renewable energy in South Africa

IASS Potsdam, IET- International Energy Transition GmbH, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Knowledge Pele, University of Stellenbosch – Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, and Change Pathways (2019). IKI Co-benefits, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

RE-COM-PROSUMERS

IEA-RETD (2016). Commercial Prosumers –Development and Policy Options (RE-COM-PROSUMERS)

Energy Development in Ontario

Jacobs, D., Rickerson, W., Berwick, A. (2016). Future Drivers and Trends Affecting Energy Development in Ontario – Lessons learned from Germany, the US and Beyond, report comissioned by Mowat Energy Center, School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto.

Future electricity markets: Key pillars of electricity markets with high shares of wind and PV

Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme, Leonardo Energy

Auctioning RE projects: Lessons learned from auction design for renewable electricity

Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme, Leonardo Energy

Understanding the Energiewende

Pescia, D., Graichen, P., Litz, P., Jacobs, D. et al. (2015). Understanding the Energiewende. FAQ on the ongoing transition of the German power system.

The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy

Couture, T., Jacobs, D., Rickerson, W., Healey, V. (2015). The next generation of renewable electricity policy – How rapid change is breaking down conventional policy categories

The Future of Africa's Energy Supply

Quitzow, R., Röhrkasten, S., Jacobs, D., et al. (2015). The Future of Africa’s Energy Supply: Potentials and Development Options for Renewable Energy

Energy Policy Making in the EU

Jacobs (2015). Designing Financing Mechanisms for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources – The ambiguous role of the European Commission as an agenda shaper (Book Chapter)

Net Metering for Malaysia

Jacobs, D. (2015). Net Metering for Malaysia: policy options and recommendations, commissioned by SEDA (Sustainable Energy Development Agency), Malaysia.

Consumer savings through solar PV self-consumption in South Africa

IASS Potsdam, IET- International Energy Transition GmbH, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Energy Research Centre and University of Pretoria, Smart grids research group (2019). IKI Co-benefits, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

RE-PROSUMERS

Rickerson, W., Couture, T., Barbose, G., Jacobs, D., Parkinson, G., Chessin, E., Belden, A. (2014). Residential prosumers – Drivers and policy options (RE-Prosumers)

Eckpunkte für die Gestaltung der Energiewende

Jacobs, D.; Schäuble, D.; Bayer, B.; Sperk, C.; Töpfer, C. (2014). Eckpunkte für die Gestaltung der Energiewende

Policy Invention as a Process of Evolutionary Tinkering and Codification

Jacobs, D. (2014). Policy Invention as a Process of Evolutionary Tinkering and Codification: the emergence of feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity, Environmental Politics, Special issue

Entwicklung Braucht Energie – SE4ALL

Jacobs, D. and Töpfer, K. (2013). Auf dem Weg in eine nachhaltige und globalisierungsfähige Energieversorgung (Book Chapter)

Analysis of Renewable Energy Incentives in the Latin America and Caribbean region

Jacobs, D.; Rickerson, W.; Hanley, C.; Flynn, H., Solano, M.; Paredes, J.; Mazolf, N. (2013). Analysis of Renewable Energy Incentives in the Latin America and Caribbean Region: the feed-in tariff case

Basic feed-in tariff design

Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Session 3, Leonardo Energy Webinar.

Feed-in tariff design for developing countries

Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Session 4, Leonardo Energy Webinar

Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU

Jacobs, D. (2012). Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU – The evolution of feed-in tariffs in Germany, Spain and France 

20 Jahre Recht der Erneuerbaren Energien

Jacobs, D. and Mez, L. (2012). Zur Internationalen Vorbildfunktion von StrEG und EEG (Book Chapter)

Feed-in Tariffs as a Policy Instrument for Promoting Renewable Energies and Green Economies in Developing Countries

Rickerson, W., Laurent, C., Jacobs, D., Dietrich, C., Hanley, C. (2012), Feed-in tariffs as a policy instrument for promoting renewable energies and green economies in developing countries

Feed-in Tariffs and other Support Mechanisms for Solar PV Promotion

Jacobs, D. and Sovacool, B. (2012). Feed-in tariffs and other support mechanisms for solar PV promotion: case studies from Germany, Spain, Singapore and the US (Book Chapter)

The German Energiewende

Jacobs, D. (2012). The German Energiewende – History, Targets, Policies and Challenges

Powering the Green Economy

Mendonca, M.; Jacobs, D.; Sovacool, B. (2010): Powering the Green Economy – The feed-in tariff Handbook

100 Per Cent Renewable

Mendonca, M.; Jacobs, D. (2009). Feed-in Tariffs: The Policy Path to 100% (Book Chapter)