Transformation of Energy and Climate Policy

The research focus "Transformation of Energy and Climate Policy" analyses possibilities and processes of change in energy and climate policy ranging from the local to the national to the global level. Our current research focuses on energy transformation in the EU, Germany and other European countries in comparison as well as on the shaping of green transformation processes in the global South. In the coming years, we plan to concentrate our research on the following aspects: (1) Expansion and continuation of research on energy system transformation in Germany; (2) Analysis of issues of sector coupling and integration; (3) Analysis of standardisation processes and the associated politicisation; (4) Expansion of the interface between residential areas/cities and energy/climate policy.

This research focus is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt.