Energy & Climate

Dr. Sibylle Braungardt

Senior Researcher / Head of Heat Transition & Efficiency subdivision

Special Expertise

  • Design and evaluation of policy instruments for the decarbonization of heating and cooling
  • Energy efficiency of buildings
  • Renewable energies in heating and cooling

Important projects

  • Policy Support for Heating and Cooling Decarbonisation (European Commission, DG ENER)
  • Renewable Space Heating under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive (European Commission, DG ENER)
  • Targets and policy instruments for the decarbonization of heat supply (BfEE)

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2017: Oeko-Institut e.V., Freiburg, Energy & Climate division
  • 2013 - 2017: Senior Researcher in the competence center for Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe
  • 2011 - 2012 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Photonics ICFO, Barcelona (Spain) and at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
  • 2006 - 2011: PhD at the Institute of Photonics ICFO, Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2008 - 2011: Master in Environmental Sciences, Fernuniversität Hagen
  • 2000 - 2006: Diploma studies in physics at the Universities of Freiburg, Uppsala and TU Berlin

Language Skills

English, Spanish, Swedish


Dr. Sibylle Braungardt