The Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use wants to help finding solutions for energy and ecology problems at the intersection of energy techniques, economy, environment and society. Our work is mainly focused upon analysing and evaluating energy techniques, energy systems, technology impact assessment and environmental analyses, on developing models and decision-supporting tools for energy economy and -policy, energy-economical systems analyses as well as rational use of energy.

A team of 45 engineers, natural scientists, agricultural scientists, economists, geologists and social scientists work together in the different research areas of energy and ecology. The IER cooperates both with national and international energy and ecology research institutions and is part of the research cooperation “Stuttgart Research Initiative for Systems Analysis on Energy” (STRise).