Dr. Felix Christian Matthes

Öko-Institut

Dr. Felix Christian Matthes

Öko-Institut

Biography

Diplom-Ingenieur, Dr. rer. pol.
born 13 May 1962 in Berlin
1981-1985 Studies in electrical engineering at the Leipzig University of Technology (Technische Hochschule Leipzig)
1985 Graduation as Diplom-Ingenieur
1986-1989 Employment at the industry
1990-1997 Senior scientist at Öko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology), responsible also for the set up of the Berlin branch of Öko-Institut
1993 Study visit to the USA as fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
1997-2008 Coordinator of the Energy & Climate Division at Öko-Institut
1996-1997 Auditor at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science at the Free University of Berlin
1999 Doctorate (“summa cum laude”, political science) at the Free University Berlin
2000-2002 Scientific Member of the Study Commission (Enquete Commission) „Sustainable Energy in the Framework of Globalization and Liberalization“ of the 14th German Bundestag (German Federal Parliament)
2002-2004 Deputy Director of Öko-Institut
2007 & 2008 Visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change), Cambridge, MA (USA)
since 2009 Research Coordinator for Energy and Climate Policy at Öko-Institut
2011 Member of the European Commission Directorate General for Energy Advisory Group on the Energy Roadmap 2050
since 2016 Member of the German Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)
2018-2019 Member of the Commission “Growth, Structural Change and Employment” (Coal Commission) of the German Federal Government
Numerous studies and publications on German and international energy, environmental and climate policy. Key research topics during the last years

  • Decarbonisation strategies for Germany, the European Union and other countries (2020/2030/2050)
  • Energy and emissions projections (e.g. contributions to the German and EU GHG Emission Projection Reports)
  • EU energy market development, market liberalization
  • Design, assessment and evaluation of policies and measures in energy and environmental policies and analysis of policy interactions
  • Greenhouse gas emissions trading (numerous contributions to the National Allocation Plan (NAP), comparison of NAPs, benchmarking, auctioning, ex-post evaluation and revision of the EU ETS, competitiveness and leakage, linking of ETS, ETS in USA, Japan, China etc.)
  • Technology-specific issues of the power system, e.g. with regard to Combined Heat and Power (policy advice for preparation and monitoring of the German CHP Act), infrastructure and regulation of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), coal, nuclear power, grid and storage infrastructures
  • Power market regulation and power market design
    Member of Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik (GEE – German branch of the International Association for Energy Economics), of Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW – German Association of Political Science) and of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and a series of advisory boards of different institutions.
    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy”. Regular contributions and interviews in German and international newspapers, radio and TV.

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