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Dr. rer. pol. Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

Head: Institute of Energy and Climate Research -
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) (since 3/2019)

Previous position

  • Research assistant at Energie- und Systemplanung (AGEP), Oldenburg, research associate at Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Oldenburg (1986-1991)
  • Group leader energy economy and deputy head of IEK-STE at FZJ (1991-2019)

Scientific degree

Dr. rer. pol.
University Oldenburg (1990)

Recent research topics

  • Energy economics, energy scenario generation, assessment of innovation processes, natural resource and environmental economics, sustainability assessment of technologies and systems

Awards, honors, memberships

  • Speaker topic3 in Helmholtz program ‘Technology, Innovation, Society’
  • Speaker topic3 in Helmholtz project ‘Energy Systems Integration’

Publications (5 most important)

  • H. Shamon, D. Schumann, W. Fischer, S. Vögele, H. Heinrichs, W. Kuckshinrichs: Changing attitudes and conflicting arguments: Reviewing stakeholder communication on electricity technologies in Germany, Energy Research & Social Science, 55, 106-121 (2019) doi:10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.012
  • S. Vögele, D. Rübbelke, P. Mayer, W. Kuckshinrichs: Germany's "No" to carbon capture and storage: Just a question of lacking acceptance?, Applied Energy 214, 205-218 (2018) doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.077
  • W. Kuckshinrichs, J. Koj, T. Ketelaer: Economic analysis of improved alkaline water electrolysis, Frontiers in Energy Research, 5 (1), 1-21 (2017) doi:10.3389/fenrg.2017.00001
  • W. Fischer, J.-Fr. Hake, W. Kuckshinrichs, T. Schröder, S. Venghaus: German energy policy and the way to sustainability: Five controversial issues in the debate on the `Energiewende`, Energy 115, 1580 (2016) doi: 10.1016/
  • T. Schröder, W. Kuckshinrichs: Value of lost load: An efficient economic indicator for power supply security? Frontiers in Energy Research, 3 (55), 1-35 (2015) doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2015.00055


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