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Bradford Seminar with Tobias Schmidt: Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition: On the Co-Evolution of Policy and Technology

Nov 4, 2019 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Wallace Hall
Room #300


Open to the Public, Registration Required
Tobias Schmidt, Head of Energy Politics Group, ETH Zurich

C-PREE, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment

This lecture is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Seminar Series, organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment. The seminars highlight scholars and practitioners from various fields working on critical research related to science policy. We invite speakers to share new research they are working on, focusing on important policy-relevant issues. Since its inception in Fall 1999, this series has hosted many speakers who are influential in science & environmental policy. Attendance by Princeton students, faculty and staff is encouraged.

All seminars are open to the public on a limited basis with approved RSVP to ccrosby@princeton.edu


Tobias Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Energy Politics and the head of the Energy Politics Group at ETH Zurich. In his research, which is published in leading international journals, 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 and includes the aspect of energy finance. His team is comprised of engineers, economists and political scientists. Tobias holds a BSc and MSc in electrical engineering (energy focus) from TU Munich 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 leisure he enjoys ski-touring (winter), hiking and catamaran sailing (summer), as well as singing in a choir (all year round). He has been rooting for the soccer club FC Bayern Muenchen for more than 25 years.

For more information about this event and other lectures in the series, visit the C-PREE website: https://cpree.princeton.edu/bradford-seminars