Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition: On the Co-Evolution of Policy and Technology

Nov 4, 2019, 12:15 pm12:15 pm
300 Wallace Hall
  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Princeton Environmental Institute
Open to the public, RSVP required.
Event Description

Tobias Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Energy Politics and the head of the Energy Politics Group at ETH Zurich. In his research, which is published in leading international journals, he analyzes the interaction of energy policy and its underlying politics with technological change in the energy sector. His research covers both developed and developing countries and includes the aspect of energy finance. His team is comprised of engineers, economists and political scientists. Tobias holds a BSc and MSc in electrical engineering (energy focus) from TU Munich and a PhD from ETH Zurich in management, technology, and economics. During his postdoc, he spent time as a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) and acted as consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) working on UNDP’s De-risking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) project. In his leisure he enjoys ski-touring (winter), hiking and catamaran sailing (summer), as well as singing in a choir (all year round). He has been rooting for the soccer club FC Bayern Muenchen for more than 25 years.

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