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Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Head of Department of 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.

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 Wochenbericht 22 / 2024

EU Green Deal muss fortgeführt und intensiviert werden: Kommentar

2024| Claudia Kemfert
DIW Weekly Report 21 / 2024

Sanctions against Russian Gas Would Not Endanger EU or German Gas Supply

2024| Franziska Holz, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
DIW Wochenbericht 21 / 2024

Sanktionen gegen russisches Erdgas würden Versorgung in EU und Deutschland nicht gefährden

2024| Franziska Holz, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2024

Electricity Markets Stabilized Following the Energy Crisis; 80 Percent Renewable Energy and Coal Phase-out by 2030 Are Possible

2024| Mario Kendziorski, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Enno Wiebrow
DIW Wochenbericht 19 / 2024

Warum sich der Gasnetz-Rückbau wirtschaftlich lohnt: Kommentar

2024| Claudia Kemfert, Jan Rosenow
Refereed essays Web of Science

The Elephant in the Room: How Do We Regulate Gas Transportation Infrastructure As Gas Demand Declines? Commenary

In: One Earth (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-06-24] | Jan Rosenow, Richard Lowes, Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Nicht später auf Staatskosten angewiesen

In: Focus (30.05.2024), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Schluss mit fossiler Energie: wie lange heizen wir noch mit Gas?

In: Der Tagesspiegel (30.05.2024), S. 32 | Ingebert Liebing, Claudia Kemfert, Thomas Engelke
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Vernichtung unseres Wohlstands? Warum sich der Gasnetz-Rückbau wirtschaftlich lohnt

In: Focus (22.04.2024), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert, Jan Rosenow
Refereed essays Web of Science

Exploring the Interdependence of Climate, Finance, Energy, and Geopolitics: A Conceptual Framework for Systemic Risks Amidst Multiple Crises

In: Applied Energy 361 (2024), 122885, 11 S. | Franziska M. Hoffart, Paola D'Orazio, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert

Lectures

Vortrag

Schockwellen – letzte Chance für sichere Energien und Frieden

Claudia Kemfert
Dötlingen, 16.12.2023
| Kultur hinterm Feld Dötlingen
Vortrag

Stärkung der Teilhabe von Kommunen und Bürgerinnen und Bürgern vor Ort an der Wertschöpfung durch den EE-Ausbau: aktueller Stand und Herausforderungen

Claudia Kemfert
Berlin, 12.12.2023
| Ansatzpunkte zur Stärkung der Beteiligung von Regionen und deren Bürgerinnen und Bürgern an der Wertschöpfung durch den EE-Ausbau: Experten-Workshop, BMWK
Vortrag

Von der Forschung in die Umsetzung - Lösungen für eine schnelle Transformation des Energiesystems

Claudia Kemfert
Berlin, 15.11.2023
| Fit fürs Erneuerbare Energiesystem?: EnergieSystemWende-Konferenz 2023
Vortrag

Klimaschutz, Energiewende, Verkehrswende, Wärmwende - warum es in Deutschland langsam voran geht und was es für uns bedeutet, wenn die ökologische Transformation nicht bald gelingt

Claudia Kemfert
Berlin, 10.11.2023
| Wirtschaft. Politik. Wissenschaft: Seminar der Kölner Journalistenschule am DIW Berlin
Vortrag

Klimawandel

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 03.11.2023
| Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf: Klimadialog 2023 [Online]

Research Projects

Research Project

Distribution effects and incentive effects of coordinated climate and social policy

Current Project| Public Economics, 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

CoalExit

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Decarbonisation of energy

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
Research Project

European Gas Infrastructure

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

General Economic and Sectoral Effects of the Promotion of Renewable Energies

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment, Firms and Markets
Research Project

German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Loss Trends of Natural Catastrophes – A New Approach to the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Mainstreaming of Climate Risks and Chances in the Finance Sector

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Mitigation of methane emissions - a rapid and cost-effective response to climate change

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

NAMAs Central Asia

Completed Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment

In the media

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