Technological innovation, often induced by national and sub-national policies, is a key driver of global climate and energy policy ambition and action. Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement will hardly affect this trend. US President Donald Trump recently decided to pull out of the Paris Agreement. Will this be the beginning […]
About Tobias Schmidt
Tobias Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Energy Politics and the head of EPG. Tobias holds a Bachelor of Science and Dipl. Ing. (MSc equivalent) in electrical engineering (energy focus) from TU München and a PhD from ETH Zurich in management, technology, and economics. During his postdoc, he spent time as a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) and acted as consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) working on UNDP’s De-risking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) project.
In his research, which is published in journals like Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Research Policy, Global Environmental Change, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Applied Energy, Energy Policy or Climate Policy, he analyzes the interaction of energy policy and its underlying politics with technological change in the energy sector. His research covers both developed and developing countries.