MultiplEE researchers present scientific work at the EAERE conference

The 25th annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EARE) took place virtually this year due to the coronavirus situation. All interested parties were thus able to participate in online sessions and presentations even without registering. Furthermore, the presentations were recorded and can be viewed again afterwards.

Paul Lehmann, Charlotte Geiger and Jan-Niklas Meier from the research group MultiplEE presented their scientific work. Paul Lehmann showed in his contribution “Optimal siting of onshore wind turbines in the presence of local disamenities” that the adverse effects of wind turbines on residents should be a decisive factor for the optimal choice of location. Charlotte Geiger spoke in her presentation “Managing spatial sustainability trade-offs: The case of wind power” about the sustainable expansion of onshore wind power. The spatial distribution of wind power plants depends strongly on how specific sustainability goals, e.g. the protection of nature and landscape, are weighted. In his contribution “Optimal federal regulation of renewable energy expansion”, Jan Meier outlined how the regulation of wind power expansion by the federal and state governments could be better coordinated.

The conference is planned for 2021 as an event on-site in Berlin.


This year, the EAERE is organized by the Technical University of Berlin and the Humboldt-University of Berlin (HU Berlin). The conference is supported by the broader Berlin research community in the field of environmental and resource economics, in particular the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).

Further information on the conference can be found here.

This is the contribution to the conference by Paul Lehmann.