AGYA Member

Marc Ringel

Economics, Political Economy

Areas of Expertise:
Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energies, European Union Policy Making, Climate Change Policies, Environmental Economics, Smart Cities, Transformation of the Energy System, Green Economy

About me

My overall vision is to create living environments running on renewable energies and using energy resources as effectively as possible. In my position as full professor for energy economics at Nuertingen-Geislingen University, I analyze the governance and policy instruments which support this transformation of the energy systems on national, European and global scale.

Within the AGYA community, I would like to contribute to projects related to the fields of energy policy design and strategy reviews, supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. I believe the various countries represented in AGYA can mutually learn from each other’s experiences to design good practice solutions for policy instruments and transition strategies, especially in regard to the concepts of smart cities. Developing and evaluating these fields will provide a stimulating learning environment for both, researcher and students. It will also trigger international exchanges, which I would like to promote as well.

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Energy, Water and Environment
  • ESYS – Energy Systems of the Future (2016 – 2019), Working Group on the governance of the European Energy Union. This project looks into pathways for transforming the European energy systems, aiming at a stronger use of renewable energies and enhanced energy efficiency. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Academic Career

2013 -Professor, Energy Economics, HfWU – Nuertingen Geislingen University; Germany
2009 - 2013Seconded National Expert, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy; Belgium
2008 - 2009Embassy Official, German Permanent Mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA); France
2004 - 2013Deputy Head of Unit, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy; Bonn, Germany
2004PhD, Technical University of Chemnitz; Germany
2001 - 2004Research Analyst, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government; Germany
2001MA in Economics, University of Mainz; Germany

Selected Publications

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