13 Nov 2018 06:00pm to 07:15pm

Insights from the German Energy Transition

The University of Melbourne
Ross Garnaut is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations in Australia, Asia and...
Dr Falko Ueckerdt is a postdoctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and project leader of the START project. Dr Ueckerdt works in international projects with...
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Gunnar Luderer is a senior researcher in Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions. He leads the Global Energy Systems Group within PIK's Research Domain III. He was a lead author...
DLR (German Aerospace Centre)
Hans-Christian Gils studied physics at the Universities of Konstanz, Padua and Hamburg. He joined the Energy Systems Analysis department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2010. In 2015, he...
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Silvia Madeddu is a postdoctoral researcher at PIK, Research Domain 3 – Sustainable Solutions. She joined the START project in 2018 and her research focuses on decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries...
The emphasis of Dr Kallies’ research is on energy and environmental law, which a special focus on renewable energy and electricity market regulation. Her research draws on her study and...
The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Luke is a post-doc researcher in the working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change. His main research interests are empirical analyses of the labour market, public economics and transport...
The University of Melbourne
Simon Holmes à Court is a mentor at the Energy Transition Hub and has developed the openNEM data tool. He has been a pioneering force in the Australian community power...

The transition to low-carbon energy is a national priority for both Australia and Germany. The technological changes underway can unlock economic advantages for energy-intensive industrial processes, mining operations, renewable energies and exporters to the benefit of businesses, consumers and communities. The deep changes in energy systems that are required also create challenges and social adjustment. Lessons and experience from the first decades of Germany’s energy transition can inform Australia’s journey.

This event is an opportunity to hear from leading researchers about the global and German energy transition (Energiewende), and policy approaches in Germany that are supporting this process.

This seminar will provide short insights on a number of topics, presented by key experts in the sector from Germany and Australia:

  • Professor Ross Garnaut - reflections on the energy transition (by videolink)
  • Dr Falko Ueckerdt - Overview of the German energy transition
  • Dr Gunnar Luderer - Energy System Transformations towards limiting warming below 1.5-2°C
  • Dr Hans Christian Gils - Need for flexible energy sector integration from a system and market perspective – the German policy approach
  • Dr Silvia Maddedu - Industry Electrification Pathways
  • Dr Anne Kallies - The German Energy Transitions from a legal perspective
  • Dr Luke Haywood - Socio-demographic effects reduced coal-sector employment and policy measures to support the transition
  • Simon Holmes à Court - Insights for Australia from the German experience


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