This page lists management & public policy transfer and public outreach texts. Typically, there are edited. For my original peer-reviewed journal arcticles (including abstracts and publisher links), other original research reports, and presentations at international peer-reviewed conferences, workshops, and seminar invitations go here. For work in progress go here.

Some of the texts listed here are also available in my blog. Those that have been originally published in German appear there in translated form. There are also many more texts not published elsewhere.

Management and public policy transfer

Climate-related regulation

with Grischa Perino, Martin Wickel and Cathrin Zengerling

in Deep Decarbonization

edited by Anita Engels, Eduardo Gresse, Christopher Hedemann and Jan Petzold 


Climate protest and social movements

with Grischa Perino and Jan Wilkens

edited by Anita Engels, Eduardo Gresse, Christopher Hedemann and Jan Petzold 

in Deep Decarbonization


When power saving harms the climate

with Grischa Perino

Sustainable Future Policy Lab: Analyses, 2020-03

Governments around the globe embrace "energy efficiency" to address climate change. For example, the European Union’s "2030 Climate and Energy Framework" explicitly links the pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% until 2030 (from 1990 levels) to the goal of a 32.5% improvement of energy efficiency by the same year (from 2007 levels). A 32.5% boost of energy efficiency is assumed to result in a 32.5% drop in energy consumption and carbon emissions. This reasoning is flawed.

Renewable energy policies change carbon emissions even under emissions trading

In this chapter we review research that rejects the widely held tenet that renewable energy promotion policies have no effect on carbon emissions if the electricity sector is subject to a cap-and-trade scheme. Specifically, it shows that such policies generally do have a net impact on carbon emissions through inter-industry leakage effects. The results also have ramifications for the empirical assessment of renewable energy policies. Furthermore, there might be considerable long-term effects of changing the energy mix in an economy: deliberately changing the energy mix in the power sector affects baseline emissions, marginal abatement costs and the relative importance of vested interests and lobbying groups. Understanding these channels are important avenues for future research to better understand the true effects of supporting renewable energy on total long-run greenhouse gas emissions in regions subject to a cap-and-trade scheme.

Popular press

Warum die Abschaffung der EEG-Umlage den Klimachutz voranbringt

CLICCS News, forthcoming

Europas Klimaschutzversprechen: Sind wir auf Kurs?

CLICCS News, October 28th, 2020

Einfluss von CO₂-Handel und Rebound-Effekt: Wenn Stromsparen dem Klima schadet

Klimareporter, August 31st, 2020

CO2-Steuer oder Emissionshandel? Bitte achten Sie auf die Nebenwirkungen

Klimareporter, September 6th, 2019

Achtung, Emissionshandel! Mehr Erneuerbare heißt nicht automatisch weniger CO2

CEN News, July 19th, 2019

Wieviel Klimaschutz steckt im EGG?

with Grischa Perino

UHH Newsroom, February 14th, 2017

Public talks

Warum sich das deutsche Klimaschutzprogramm 2030 selbst sabotiert

FORUM Junge Wissenschaft im Gepräch: Klimawandel, Hamburg (Germany), December 11th, 2019