Contracting authorities

You want to meet your energy and environmental policy objectives?
We provide the basis for an objective discussion of instruments, measures and frameworks using reliable qualitative and quantitative policy impact assessments.

You have current questions on market and regulatory design, climate protection or need short-term support in consultation processes?
Drawing on our detailed knowledge of markets and the legal and regulatory framework, we support you with ad hoc consulting, stakeholder management, position papers and ad hoc announcements.

We support your dialogue and communication processes, even with controversial and complex issues.
We believe that public acceptance means to have the better arguments and to deliver them in a generally comprehensible manner.

Our services

Political decision makers | Ministries and authorities

Opinions & short studies

We provide expert opinions and short studies based on well-founded, scientific analyses. These will provide you with a sound foundation for making informed decisions on the character and impact of energy and environmental policy, and create the basis for an objective public discourse. Our analyses have provided important impetus for policy decisions by ministries and (regulatory) authorities at both federal and state levels as well as at the European level. We cover almost all thematic aspects within the energy sector.

Countries, regions and local authorities

Regional energy and climate protection concepts

No matter if federal state, innovation region, district, city or local authority – we support you in developing a suitable energy and climate protection concept and accompany you in realizing current issues of future relevance, such as the expansion of renewable energies, innovative mobility concepts or regional hydrogen strategies.

Our services include potential analyses and scenario analyses as well as the derivation of custom-made recommendations for action and the implementation of specific measures. By involving all stakeholders in a targeted manner, we generate the necessary acceptance, encourage participation and thus help you to achieve the jointly set targets.


Making sure your position is heard!

We will support your association to develop your opinion and to strengthen your position on the dynamically changing energy markets. We will equip you with winning arguments based on scientific evidence and help ensure your concerns are part of the political and social discussion. We will build on the strongest possible base thanks to our independent, comprehensible assessments and scientifically reliable analyses based on many years of consulting experience in science and practice. We also offer workshops and seminars on key developments in energy and environmental policy and their effects on the business areas of your association’s members.

Well-founded energy and environmental policy decisions

r2b supports decision makers in government departments, authorities and associations in their decision-making processes using scientifically based and robust approaches:

Example of our work

Report on the “Effects of the German capacity reserve on neighbouring member states”

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, we prepared the report and consulted with neighboring member states as well as Acer and ENTSO-E.

The qualitative analysis shows that the impact of the capacity reserve on the supply potential of power plants on the futures and spot markets in Germany and Europe as well as the repercussions on the balancing energy markets are low. However, it remains to be observed whether the participation of controllable loads in the capacity reserve withdraws supply potential from the spot as well as from the balancing energy markets. “The analysis shows that the German capacity reserve as a “braces to the belt” of a functioning energy-only market is a suitable and cost-effective instrument that additionally secures the energy transition. We consider the repercussions on the competitive electricity markets of Germany and its neighbouring countries and the investment incentives there to be fundamentally very low, as the capacity reserve is held outside the markets. Another positive aspect is that the introduction of the capacity reserve does not worsen climate protection in the electricity system,” comments Robert Diels, project leader and manager at r2b, on the results.

The full report can be found here.