Dr. Felix Matthes

Dr Felix Christian Matthes, a qualified electrical engineer (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences) and Doctor of Political Science (Free University of Berlin), has held various positions at the Institute for Applied Ecology(Oeko-Institut) since 1991 following his time spent working in industry. He was Deputy Director from 2002 to 2004 and has been the Research Coordinator for Energy and Climate Policy since 2009. His work in research and consultancy are mainly concerned with climate neutrality strategies, energy market design, the design and evaluation of policy mix concepts with a particular focus on carbon pricing and technology-specific system analysis issues (infrastructure, carbon, nuclear power, hydrogen) in Germany, Europe and in international regions (particularly in Asia and the US).

He was and is a member of a number of corporate and institutional committees and political advisory bodies including the German Bundestag’s ‘Sustainable Energy Supply’ study commission, The European Commission’s Advisory Group on the Energy Roadmap 2050, the German Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment (known as the Carbon Commission), the German Japanese Energy Transition Council, the steering committee of the German Climate Protection Science Platform as well as the German National Hydrogen Commission. He went to the US in 1993 as a fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and in 2007 and 2008 he worked as a guest researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.

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