Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

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 47 / 2021

Nuclear Turn: Closing Down Nuclear Power Plants Opens up Prospects for the Final Repository Site Search

2021| Mario Kendziorski, Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Christian von Hirschhausen, Robin Sogalla, Björn Steigerwald, Ben Wealer, Richard Weinhold, Christoph Weyhing
DIW Wochenbericht 47 / 2021

Atomwende: Abschaltung von Kernkraftwerken eröffnet Perspektiven für die Endlagersuche

2021| Mario Kendziorski, Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Christian von Hirschhausen, Robin Sogalla, Björn Steigerwald, Ben Wealer, Richard Weinhold, Christoph Weyhing
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 172 / 2021

Studie zur Revision des Revierkonzeptes 2021 der LEAG - Inanspruchnahme des Sonderfeldes Mühlrose ist energiewirtschaftlich nicht notwendig: im Auftrag der Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN im Sächsischen Landtag

2021| Catharina Rieve, Philipp Herpich, Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
Diskussionspapiere 1963 / 2021

Strengthening Gender Justice in a Just Transition: A Research Agenda Based on a Systematic Map of Gender in Coal Transitions

2021| Paula Walk, Isabell Braunger, Josephine Semb, Carolin Brodtmann, Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert
Weitere Aufsätze

Die Wirtschaft von morgen möglich machen: Die Ideen und Konzepte liegen bereit und zahlreiche Menschen stehen in den Startlöchern

In: Oxi : Wirtschaft anders denken (2021), 9, S. 7-8 | Lars Hochmann, Claudia Kemfert
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Fossil Natural Gas Exit – A New Narrative for the European Energy Transformation towards Decarbonization

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 10 (2021), 2, S. 115-131 | Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Praeger
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Die Energiewende ist nicht das Problem, sondern die Lösung

In: Frankfurter Rundschau (25.10.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Claudia Kemfert
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Emission Pathways Towards a Low-Carbon Energy System for Europe: A Model-Based Analysis of Decarbonization Scenarios

In: The Energy Journal 42 (2021), 5, S. 41-66 | Karlo Hainsch, Thorsten Burandt, Konstantin Löffler, Claudia Kemfert, Pao-Yu Oei, Christian von Hirschhausen
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Strengthening Gender Justice in a Just Transition: A Research Agenda Based on a SystematicMap of Gender in Coal Transitions

In: Energies 14 (2021), 18, 5985, 27 S. | Paula Walk, Isabell Braunger Josephine Semb Carolin Brodtmann Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert

Lectures

Vortrag

Wie uns die Coronakrise in eine klimaneutrale Wirtschaft führen kann

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 13.10.2021 - 14.10.2021
| HORIZONT Kongress 2021: dfv Conference Group, Online
Vortrag

Wie uns die Coronakrise in eine klimaneutrale Wirtschaft führen kann

Claudia Kemfert
Berlin, 06.10.2021 - 07.10.2021
| Immissionsschutzin der Planungs- und Genehmigungspraxis: 15. Müller-BBM Fachgespräche
Vortrag

Corona und Klimaneutralität: Wege aus der Krise

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 29.09.2021
| Klima und Energie: Wissenschaftstag der TU Graz 2021, Online
Vortrag

Corona Crisis: Chance for Decentralized Energy System Transformation with Full Supply from Renewable Energies

Claudia Kemfert
[Online], 21.09.2021 - 22.09.2021
| 7th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems: Aalborg University, Online
Vortrag

Countdown für den Klimaschutz

Claudia Kemfert
Lüneburg, 17.09.2021
| Welt-Klima-Ausstellung MIND THE EARTH: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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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