Dr. Felix Christian Matthes
- Long-term decarbonisation strategies for Germany and the European Union
- Energy and emissions projections (e.g. contributions to the German and EU GHG Emission Projection Reports)
- EU energy market development and 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, 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), and nuclear power
- Regulation and market design of power markets
- International climate policy (e.g. national expert for in-depth review missions on national communications under the UNFCCC on behalf of the UNFCCC secretariat)
- The Vision Scenario for the European Union. 2011 Update for the EU-27 (2011)
- Research on nuclear fuel tax law and a draft law establishing a special "Energy and Climate Fund" (2010/2011)
- Mix of instruments of an ambitious climate policy in the tension field of emissions trading and other instruments (2010)
- Policy Scenarios for Climate Protection IV and V (2008/2010)
- Blueprint Germany: A strategy for a climate safe 2050. Decarbonisation strategy for Germany until 2050. (2009)
- Various works at run-time extension of German nuclear power plants, focus on profit-taking of the NPP operators, electricity price effects, climate effects, exit models, imports.
- Emissions trading goes global: developments in other OECD countries and at an international level (2009)
- Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008)
- Development of a National Allocation Plan within the EU Emissions trading Scheme (2007)
- CO2 capture and storage from power plants. Legal assessment, regulation, acceptance (2007)
Professional Training and Career
- Studies in electrical engineering at the Leipzig University of Technology, Graduation as Diplom-Ingenieur in 1985. 1999 Doctorate (“summa cum laude”, political science) at the Free University Berlin.
- Since 1990 Senior scientist at Oeko-Institut and responsible also for the set up of the Berlin branch.
- 1997-2008: Coordinator of the Energy & Climate Division and 2002-2004 Deputy Director.
- 2000-2003: 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).
- 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 Oeko-Institut
- 2011: Member of the European Commission Directorate General for Energy Advisory Group on the Energy Roadmap 2050.
- Member of Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik (German branch of the International Association for Energy Economics), Member of Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW – German Association of Policy Science)
- Guest lecturer for energy policy analysis at Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science at the Free University of Berlin