Former Employees

  • Daniel Argyropoulos

    Senior Associate Global Energy Transition (until July 2018)
  • Rainer Baake

    Executive Director (until January 2014)
  • Ulrich Bärtels

    Head of Administration (until October 2020)
  • Dr. Thies F. Clausen

    Senior Associate (until July 2016)
  • Jeannine Dressler

    Associate, Administration and Finance (until October 2019)
  • Daniel Fürstenwerth

    Senior Associate (until April 2015)
  • Dr. Fabian Joas

    Senior Associate EU Electricity Market | Industrial Policy and the Energiewende (until December 2019)
  • Helena Kansanen

    Operations Manager (until July 2020)
  • Anja Katthöfer

    Assistant to the Executive Director (until September 2019)
  • Benjamin J. Kees

    Head of IT (until August 2019)
  • Sophie Krüger

    Ecological Volunteer (until May 2019)
  • Johann Kurz

    Ecological Volunteer (until March 2020)
  • Dr. Joanna Mackowiak Pandera

    Senior Associate (until July 2016)
  • Susanna Mocker

    Advisor (until April 2018)
  • Farah Mohammadzadeh Valencia

    Project Manager Training Programme Energy Transitions (until January 2021)
  • Nele Mohr

    Project Assistant (until December 2019)
  • Kevin Oswald

    Visiting Associate (until July 2018)
  • Christoph Podewils

    Director of Communication (until March 2021)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Praetorius

    Professor of Economics (Main Focus on Environmental Economics) / Deputy Director (until March 2017)
  • Cecilia Reyes Retana

    Student Assistant International/Latin America (until December 2019)
  • Dr. Stephanie Ropenus

    Senior Associate (until July 2019)
  • Dr. Alice Sakhel

    Associate, Energy Statistics and Scenarios (until September 2019)
  • Michael Schäfer

    Senior Associate Policy (until December 2020)
  • Frauke Storch

    Senior Associate for the activities in China (until May 2017)
  • Heiko  Stubner

    Heiko Stubner

    Senior Associate (until October 2013)
  • Stefan Tidow

    Senior Associate (until December 2016)
  • Lars Waldmann

    Senior Associate (until October 2015)
  • Dr. Shuwei Zhang

    Senior Associate (until December 2019)

Our 3rd #Covid19 #China #Energy Impact Tracker is out! Key Findings:1️⃣ Positive shock waves sent due to #carbonneutrality pledge. 2️⃣ In 2020 all forms of energy demand grew, including coal. 3️⃣ Impacts on China’s #energysector & geopolitics expected. More:

Die @IEA geht davon aus, dass die THG #Emissionen 2021 wieder kräftig ansteigen könnten. Aktuelle Prognosen belaufen sich auf ganze 1,5 Gigatonnen CO2. 👇…

This policy package should come in the form of a #CleanIndustryPackage and be integrated into the EU Commission’s #Fitfor55 package. EU industry is ready, but needs the regulatory framework to kickstart the transition. /11

For that policy instruments along the entire value chain are needed: Upstream they need to address #infrastructure & clean #H2 supply; midstream they need to cover the add. costs (e.g. CCfD) & protect from #carbonleakage; downstream they need to establish green lead markets. /10

EU #Industry is at the crossroads: there’s no business case for reinvesting into CO2-intensive technology due to risk of carbon lock-in and stranded assets. Only with an ambitious policy framework under #EUGreenDeal can EU production capacities and jobs be maintained. /9

But these breakthrough technologies currently do not have a business case. Why? 1️⃣They are more expensive than conventional #CO2-intensive technologies.2️⃣Expected CO2 price levels until 2030 are not sufficiently high for most of them /8

145 Mt CO2 reduction by 2030 can be achieved by deploying breakthrough technologies such as #DRI, #Power-to-Heat, #H2 and #CCS in the #steel, #chemicals and #cement sectors. This is already 1/3 of the total emissions of those 3 so-called “hard-to-abate” sectors by 2030! /7

Besides: What does the new EU 2030 #climatetarget of -55% mean for the sectors covered by the EU #ETS? The heavy lifting of CO2 reduction will be done by the power sector (> accelerated coal phase-out). But ETS industry sectors also need to reduce #emissions by ~140 Mt CO2. /6

The situation is urgent: ~50% of blast furnaces (#steel) and steam crackers (#chemicals) as well as 30% of #cement kilns will reach their end-of-life by 2030. The reinvestment decisions will affect hundreds of thousands of jobs. /5

#Climateneutrality 2050 is only one investment cycle away. Because of extensive industrial asset lifetimes, today’s investment decisions must already be compatible with climate neutrality. /4

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