Prof. Claudia Kemfert

Since 2009, Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert has been Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the private University, Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin and Head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since April 2004. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies. Claudia Kemfert advised EU president José Manuel Barroso in a "High level Group on Energy and Climate". She was awarded in 2006 as top German Scientist from the German research foundation, Helmholtz and Leibniz Association. In 2011she was awarded with the Urania Medaille as well as B.A.U.M. environmental award for best science.

In February 2013, she published her book "Kampf für Strom" in which she describes the myths of the energy debate. She was appointed by Norbert Röttgen (CDU) as shadow minister for Energy in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2012 and by Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (SPD)as energy expert in Hesse in 2013. (

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