Dominik Seebach
Dominik Seebach
Dominik Seebach

Dominik Seebach

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • Instruments for improving transparency in energy markets (e.g. electricity labelling, disclosure of electricity sources, certification of green electricity)
  • Analysis of policy tools for sustainable electricity production and use
  • Climate action plans of local authorities
  • Energy-related issues of Green Procurement

Key Projects

  • Studies on the implementation of electricity labelling and consultation on the need for further improvement of this instrument for the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, for the Federal Environment Agency and for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy
  • Support of the European Commission on development of guidelines for the public procurement of high-quality renewable electricity
  • Various electricity certification projects and work on tracking electricity generation sources (such as the Intelligent Energy - Europe projects: Reliable Disclosure for Europe: www.reliable-disclosure.org ; and “A European Tracking System for Electricity”: www.e-track-project.org)
  • Support of German Federal Environment Agency for implementation and operation of the national GO registry according to the German Renewables Law EEG (www.hknr.de)
  • Development and management of a proof of origin system for electricity in Germany within the framework of the European Energy Certificate System (www.aib-net.org; www.oeko.de/eecs)
  • Green electricity labelling with reference to the EnergieVision quality label for green electricity (www.ok-power.de)
  • European study on the contribution that private households can make to load management in energy systems with a large proportion of renewable energies (www.smart-a.org)
  • Support of innovative highly energy-efficient technologies through focussed procurement (www.smart-spp.eu; www.lcc-tool.eu)
  • Climate strategies on local and regional level (Munich, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg)
  • Analysis of policy tools for promoting electricity efficiency, commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency

Professional Training

Degree in Geoecology from Universität Bayreuth, graduating in autumn 2003)

Career

After completing his studies, Dominik Seebach worked at IFEU, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, in Heidelberg (Germany). He worked on behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), analysing policy tools for the promotion of electricity efficiency. After a short spell as a trainee at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre Directorate General in Ispra (Italy), Dominik came to Freiburg in July 2005 as a researcher for Öko-Institut.

Language Skills

English, some French and Italian