Sociopolitical Impact of the German Energy Transition

Sociopolitical Impact of the German Energy Transition

The research project "Sociopolitical Impact of the German Energy Transition" examines the links between energy and social policy with help of empirical analyses and contributions of philosophy, economic ethics, and general considerations of justice.Essential questions in the course of the energy transition are whether private households are increasingly affected by rising energy costs, which distribution effects the German Energy Transition has, and how "fuel poverty" can be avoided. Attitudes of the general public regarding redistribution and compensation mechanisms related to energy and climate policy will be examined. A further research focus relates to the question if and how households adapt their lifestyles to changes in energy prices.

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Project members

Peter Heindl

Peter Heindl

Coordinator
Senior Researcher

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Carlo Gallier

Carlo Gallier

Junior Research Associate

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Daniel Römer

Daniel Römer

Coordinator

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Christiane Reif

Christiane Reif

Senior Researcher

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Martin Kesternich

Martin Kesternich

Stellvertretende Leitung

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Nikolas Wölfing

Nikolas Wölfing

Junior Research Associate

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Cooperation partner
Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE // Universität Kassel, Kassel, DE // Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, DE // Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, DE

Contact

Senior Researcher, Dr. Peter Heindl
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-206
, Daniel Römer
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-214