Reinhard Haas

Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives, Vienna University of Technology

Reinhard Haas is university professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. He teaches Energy Economics, Regulation and Competition in Energy markets, and Energy Modelling.His current research focus is on (i) evaluation and modelling of dissemination strategies for renewables; (ii) modelling paths towards sustainable energy systems; (iii) liberalisation vs regulation of energy markets; (iv) energy policy strategies. He works in these fields since more than 20 years and has published more than 60 papers in reviewed international journals. Moreover, he has coordinated and coordinates projects for Austrian institutions as well as the European Commission and the International Energy Agency.

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Energy Transition – how (fast) will we rock it?
Saturday, 9.11. 16-18:00

The way to an agreeable climate must above all include an energy transition. It excludes fossil energy sources and relies mainly on renewable energy carriers, but also concerns key aspects like energy efficiency. This workshop highlights the political and economic framework which is necessary to assure a fast and secure transition towards a renewable energy grid. What are our political targets and how can we reach them? Which policies shape the energy transition and how can we influence them? What fundamental differences does a renewable energy market have compared to our current market of fossil fuels?
Adopt the role of different stake holders in a local community and experience the political and social constraints of implementing a renewable energy source via a simulation game.