Between economy and science

Is the energy crisis impending? Will we have to give up our cars? How high are the costs of climate change and climate protection? What does the conversion from fossil fuels to renewable energy cost?

These and other questions have been keeping me busy for many years: as an environmental economist, scientist, researcher and professor for economics, as an international reviewer and advisor, author and editor. My topics concentrate on the economic costs of climate change, future energy security and the economic opportunities presented by an intelligent energy change.

Since 2004, I head the department of energy, transportation and environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and was professor of energy economiy and energy policy at Leuphana University .