Transforming our energy system to one powered primarily by renewable energy sources is a major challenge. IKEM supports this process by developing strategies for the continuous improvement of the legal framework. The goal is to promote increased production of renewable energies, facilitate the integration of renewables into all energy sectors, and create opportunities for social participation.
Achieving the ambitious goals of energy and climate policy requires extensive investment and sustainable changes in investment structures. IKEM’s research investigates how government action can maximise the inflow of private investment to promote energy efficiency and mitigate climate change.
We must ensure that self-driving vehicles provide solutions to existing traffic problems – not exacerbate them. That’s why IKEM is researching innovative mobility concepts in the context of autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and digitisation. We are also developing concepts for sustainable logistics and attractive public transport for rail and road.
Combining the transformation of transport and energy systems is the key to a successful energy transition. This will require alternative propulsion systems and the integration of renewable energies at local and regional levels. IKEM’s research explores the role of sector coupling in the energy system and supports infrastructure development for electromobility and synthetic fuels.
IKEM investigates innovative methods of system transformation from a transdisciplinary and international perspective and uses innovative communication formats to make the results accessible to a broad audience. We create visibility and acceptance for sustainability issues and ensure that IKEM’s research is put into practice.