Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Head of Department in the

Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

Research Topics and Working Areas

Prof Dr Claudia Kemfert has been head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004 and is Professor of Energy Economics and Energy Policy at the Leuphana University, Till 2019 she was Professor of Energy Economics and Sustaiability at Hertie School of Governance and from 2004-2009 she was Professor of Environmental Economics at Humboldt University.

Claudia Kemfert studied economics at the Universities of Bielefeld and Oldenburg (PhD 1998) and Stanford. As part of a research stay, she was at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan (1998). From January 1999 to April 2000 she headed the junior research group at the Institute for the Rational Use of Energy at the University of Stuttgart. From 2000 to 2004 Claudia Kemfert held a position as junior professor and headed a junior research group at the University of Oldenburg.

Claudia Kemfert was appointed to the Expert Council for Environmental Issues at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in 2016. She was an advisor to EU President José Manuel Barroso and is on advisory boards of various research institutions as well as federal and state ministries as well as the EU Commission. Claudia Kemfert was a member of the High Level Expert Group of the EU Environment Commissioner and the Advisory Group on Energy of the European Commission (DG Research). Since 2011 she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the German Society of the Club of Rome.

In 2006, Kemfert was recognized as a top researcher in the Elf der Wissenschaft by the DFG, the Helmholtz and Leibniz Associations. In 2011 she received the Urania Medal and the B.A.U.M Environment Prize in the science category and in 2016 the German Solar Prize and the Adam Smith Prize for market-based environmental policy. 2013 she published her book “Kampf für Strom” (English version “The battle about electricity”) in which she describes the myths of the energy debate. 2017 followed her book “Das fossile Imperium schlägt zurück”. Her latest book „Mondays for Future - Freitags demonstrieren, Samstags diskutieren und am Montag anpacken und umsetzen“ was published in spring 2020.

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Publications

Energies

Designing a Model for the Global Energy System - GENeSYS-MOD: An Application of the Open-Source Energy Modeling System (OSeMOSYS)

2017 | Löffler, K., Hainsch, K., Burandt, T., Oei, P.-Y., Kemfert, C., von Hirschhausen, C.
Energy Policy

A Welfare Analysis of Electricity Transmission Planning in Germany

2016 | Kemfert, C., Kunz, F., Rosellón, J.
DIW Weekly Report 29/30 / 2021

100% Renewable Energy for Germany: Coordinated Expansion Planning Needed

2021| Leonard Göke, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Christian von Hirschhausen
DIW Wochenbericht 29/30 / 2021

Vollversorgung mit erneuerbaren Energien ist möglich und sicher: Interview

2021| Claudia Kemfert, Erich Wittenberg
DIW Wochenbericht 29/30 / 2021

100 Prozent erneuerbare Energien für Deutschland: Koordinierte Ausbauplanung notwendig

2021| Leonard Göke, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Christian von Hirschhausen
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 169 / 2021

Kein Grad weiter - Anpassung der Tagebauplanung im Rheinischen Braunkohlerevier zur Einhaltung der 1,5-Grad-Grenze: Im Auftrag von Alle Dörfer bleiben (Kib e.V.)

2021| Catharina Rieve, Philipp Herpich, Luna Brandes, Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Mit Zwang zur Vernunft

In: Frankfurter Rundschau (22.07.2021), S. 10 | Claudia Kemfert, Gert G. Wagner
Weitere Aufsätze

Klimaschutz: Die beste Schuldenbremse

In: Wirtschaftsdienst 101 (2021), 6, S. 408 | Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

DIe Erträge der Energiewende sind viel höher als die Kosten

In: Handelsblatt (19.05.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

FDP-Chef Lindner macht beim CO2-Preis einen Denkfehler

In: Handelsblatt (05.05.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Investing into Third Generation Nuclear Power Plants: Review of Recent Trends and Analysis of Future Investments Using Monte Carlo Simulation

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 143 (2021), 110836, 13 S. | Ben Wealer, Simon Bauer, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Leonard Göke

Lectures

Vortrag

Comment on the Presentation by Debora Revoltella

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 27.01.2021
| Towards a Green and Smart Economy in Germany and the EU: Video Conference of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the OECD Berlin Centre
Vortrag

Sozial-ökologisch ausgerichtete Konjunkturpolitik in und nach der Corona-Krise

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 10.12.2020
| Wirtschaftsfaktor Klimaschutz: digitale Jahreskongress der Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz
Vortrag

Wie uns die Corona-Krise in eine klimaneutrale Wirtschaft führen kann

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 07.12.2020
| "TU Berlin for Future“ – die Online-Ringvorlesung zum Klimaschutz
Vortrag

Wirtschaftliche Chancen durch Klimaschutz und Energiewende in Kommunen

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 02.12.2020
| BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Kreisverband Vogtland [Online]
Vortrag

Mondays for Future - wie uns die Coronakrise in eine klimaneutrale Wirtschaft führen kann

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 30.11.2020
| Weichenstellungen ins Erneuerbare Energiesystem – EnergieSystemWende im Wahljahr 2021: Web-Konferenz

Research Projects

Research Project

CoalExit

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

ADaptation And Mitigation Strategies for Europe (ADAM)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Biochar in Agriculture – Perspectives for Germany and Malaysia

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Die Auswirkungen des Atomausstiegs in Deutschland auf Strompreise und Klimaschutz in Deutschland und Europa

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Economic Analysis and Evaluation of the Effects of the Renewable Energy Act

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

EMF Energy Modelling Forum

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
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