The “prosumer” focus addresses the increasing relevance of the consumer in the production process, increasingly more so nowadays, in the areas of energy and mobility (such as decentralized energy generation and storage by photovoltaic means). These areas have severe impacts on the environment, although, such impacts are – even today – not easy to quantify. The “ULLI“ focus addresses long-term investment decisions, such as in infrastructures for energy supply or for mobility. On the one hand, these involve considerable uncertainties (due to the long time horizon), and on the other hand they will impact on future generations who are not participating in today’s decision making.
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