Dr. Tilman Hesse
Dr. Tilman Hesse
Dr. Tilman Hesse

Dr. Tilman Hesse

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Renewable energies in the heating sector
  • Heat market modelling
  • Assessment of energy efficiency measures

Key Projects

  • Climate-neutral building stock 2050
  • Integration of the heat and cooling sector in the PowerFlex electricity model to analyse cross-sectoral effects on climate targets and the integration of renewable energies
  • Scientific support „Preparation of the first progress report in accordance with § 9 of the Climate Protection Act for Baden-Württemberg”
  • Climate protection goal and strategy Munich 2050
  • Advising DG energy on RES-HC in the context of the forthcoming RES-directive
  • Scientific support „Climate Protection Plan 2050“
  • Implementation of the Climate Protection Action Programme 2020 – Monitoring the implementation of the Action Programme
  • Scientific analysis of the heating and cooling market and preparation for the progress report of the German renewable energy heating law
  • Scientific analyses of climate-political questions – Quantifying political measures for the Climate Protection Action Programme 2020

Professional Training and Career

  • Since November 2013: Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg, Climate and Energy division
  • 2009 – 2013: PhD in climate research, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, and Institute of Environmental Physics University of Bremen
  • 2005 – 2009: Master and bachelor of Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, England

Language Skills

  • English