Prof. Dr. Barbara Praetorius

Professor of Economics (Main Focus on Environmental Economics) / Deputy Director (until March 2017)

Barbara  Praetorius

Prof. Dr. Barbara Praetorius is teaching at HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin since April 2017. Before of that she has been deputy director at Agora Energiewende.

Before joining Agora Energiewende, she was head of the division Strategy and Key policy issues of the German Association of Local Public Utilities (VKU) from 2008 until 2014. Prior, she has been Senior Researcher and Project Lead in the division Energy, Transport, Environment at DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) from 1992 to 2008. At DIW, she headed an interdisciplinary team of scientists from different research institutes, with focus on the technical, organisational-political and behavioural innovations within in the power system. Dr. Barbara Praetorius studied economics and political science and received her doctorate at FU Berlin in 2000 with a doctoral thesis on the electricity market in South Africa. Her research has been published in the form of numerous books, papers and scientific journals both nationally and internationally, with a focus on economic and energy policy analyses, instruments, and strategies for the support of sustainable innovations and energy supply structures.

Wir Deutschen hören dies nicht gerne, aber #Chancengleichheit ist für viele in Deutschland ähnlich gering wie in den USA — diese hängt bei uns nicht nur stark von Einkommen und Bildung der Eltern ab, sondern auch von Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Migrationshintergrund uam. pic.twitter.com/sXEBquL1KS

Ohne die notwendigen Rahmensetzungen, Regulierungen, CO2-Preise läuft das Handeln der Einzelnen notwendig ins Leere. #Precht und @rahmstorf pointiert dazu: twitter.com/jumpsteady/sta…

A brief history of non-hydro renewables - mainly wind and solar. And before you ask, this is generation (TWh), not capacity (GW). pic.twitter.com/wNuPAagiVi

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