Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert has been Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin since 2009 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. From 2004 until 2009 she was Professor for environmental economics at Humboldt University Berlin.
In 2016 Claudia Kemfert was appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety as a member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment.
Claudia Kemfert studied economics at Oldenburg, Bielefeld (Germany) and Stanford University (USA). Claudia Kemfert worked for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) (Italy) and Stuttgart University (Institute for Rational Energy Use).
A quote on the subject:
“The switch to a full supply of renewable energies is not only possible, but also strengthens the economy and generates innovations and technological advantages. The goal should be to significantly increase the share of renewable energies as quickly as possible, to eliminate the advantages for fossil energies and nuclear energy as quickly as possible, to give priority to renewable energies and to massively accelerate their expansion.”