Climate change, energy efficiency and the challenges of the energy transition in Germany

There is no better area than energy efficiency to demonstrate how banks serve the real economy and contribute to the social and environmental aspects of sustainability while creating returns.

Gary Hattem
Stefan Reiner

Carbon bubble: Real risk or exaggerated fears?

August 27, 2015
What is the story with the carbon bubble? How great is the risk of conventional energy company valuations plummeting on account of ambitious climate protection policy? There may be many reasons for investors to channel less money into "fossil fuel companies" than before or to abandon them altogether and opt for other types of investment instead. However, one should not put too much stock in the reason being an ambitious, reliable and internationally comprehensive climate protection policy or a global decline in demand for fossil fuels. more
European Energy Union
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SME sector companies

How SME sector companies benefit from investments in energy efficiency

More and more companies in the SME sector are investing in energy efficiency. On the one hand, companies are protecting themselves from increasing energy prices by doing so. And on the other they are preparing themselves for the energy transition. Furthermore, it is also possible to attain competitive advantages through more efficient energy consumption. What kind of competitive advantages can be achieved, what investments are the main focus and how can they be financed – a new animation video from Deutsche Bank provides answers to these questions.

Video: Robert Socolow on the challenges of Germany’s energy transition

An ambitious shift in energy policy, such as the “Energiewende” in Germany, poses great challenges. Professor Robert Socolow, Co-Director of The Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University and Member of the Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisory Board, on Deutsche Bank’s way to sustainability, energy efficiency and necessary investments in renewables and infrastructure.

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