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Dr. Claudia Kemfert is a renowned economist, commentator and author in the evaluation of climate and energy policy. She is the head of the Department of Energy, Transportation and Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research, and professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Kemfert is member of the High-Level Expert Group of the EU Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability and of the Advisory Group on Energy for the European Commission and is a member of the Club of Rome. She has received numerous awards for her work, including being named a top German scientist. In 2013, Kemfert published her book “The battle about electricity” in which she describes the myths of the energy debate. Her latest book “Das fossile Imperium schlägt zurück” was published in April 2017.