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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.

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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 focus 8 / 2022

Electricity Supply in Germany Can Be Secured without Russian Supplies and Nuclear Energy; The 2030 Coal-Phase out Remains Possible

2022| Christian Hauenstein, Karlo Hainsch, Philipp Herpich, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Pao-Yu Oei, Catharina Rieve
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 181 / 2022

Resilienz in der Schweizer Energieversorgung auf dem Weg zur Klimaneutralität - ein modellbasierter Szenarienvergleich für 2035: Studie in Kooperation mit der Schweizerischen Energie-Stiftung

2022| Mario Kendziorski, Christoph Weyhing, Richard Dupke, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Richard Weinhold, Enno Wiebrow, Elmar Zozmann
DIW Wochenbericht 21 / 2022

Ein Importstopp könnte ein Booster für die Energiewende sein: Kommentar

2022| Claudia Kemfert
DIW aktuell ; 84 : Sonderausgaben zum Krieg in der Ukraine / 2022

Stromversorgung auch ohne russische Energielieferungen und trotz Atomausstiegs sicher – Kohleausstieg 2030 bleibt machbar

2022| Christian Hauenstein, Karlo Hainsch, Philipp Herpich, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Pao-Yu Oei, Catharina Rieve
DIW focus 7 / 2022

Energy Supply Security in Germany Can Be Guaranteed even without Natural Gas from Russia

2022| Franziska Holz, Robin Sogalla, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Energieversorgung in Deutschland unter bestimmten Bedingungen auch ohne Erdgas aus Russland möglich

In: Ökonomenstimme (21.06.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert, Robin Sogalla, Christian von Hirschhausen
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Centralized and Decentral Approaches to Succeed the 100% Energiewende in Germany in the European Context – A Model-based Analysis of Generation, Network, and Storage Investments

In: Energy Policy 167 (2021), 113039, 9 S. | Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Elmar Zozmann
Monographien

Decarbonisation of the Energy System

Brussels: Bruegel, 2022, 14 S.
(Policy Contribution / Bruegel ; 01/22)
| Georg Zachmann, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert, Ben McWilliams, Frank Meissner, Alexander Roth, Robin Sogalla
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Wie wir uns von Putin abhängig gemacht haben

In: Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (15.04.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Für eine Transaktionssteuer auf Energiekontrakte

In: Der Tagesspiegel (20.03.2022), S. 20 | Claudia Kemfert, Dorothea Schäfer

Lectures

Diskussionsteilnahme

Discussion

Claudia Kemfert
Berlin, 05.07.2022
| Small Change Won’t Do – Why We Must Change the System to Stop the Climate Crisis: Discussion of the Findings of ISCC Report Written by The Club of Rome, the Open Society and SYSTEMIQ
Vortrag

Klimaneutralität - Chancen für die Wirtschaft

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 24.11.2021
| Nachhaltigkeitstag Wirtschaft A³: Wirtschaftsraum Augsburg [Online]
Vortrag

Are We Reaching the Tipping Point for Climate Protection? Why Costs Matter: Keynote [Online]

Claudia Kemfert
[Hybrid], 23.11.2021
| Deutsch-Französische Wissenschaftskonferenz: DAAD [Hybrid]
Vortrag

Mondays for Future - wie wir drei Krisen mit einer Klappe schlagen können: Wirtschaftskrise, Energiekrise, Klimakrise

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 17.11.2021
| Studium generale: Hochschule Nürtingen-Geislingen [Online]
Diskussionsteilnahme

Panel

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 27.10.2021
| Wie kann der klimagerechte Umbau der Wirtschaft in Deutschland und Europa gelingen?: Online-Event

Research Projects

Research Project

CoalExit

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
Research Project

Decarbonisation of energy

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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