Hanna Brauers is a research associate and doctoral student at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) and a guest researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Being an industrial engineer with a focus on energy and resource management, her research focuses on coal and gas markets as well as energy transformations. She combines economics and political science approaches with modelling exercises to enable the inclusion of stakeholders interests, power and inequality, as well as technological constraints.
By Louise Fitzgerald, Hanna Brauers, Rapid Transition Alliance
A new Working Paper from STEPS Summer School alumni seeks to explain why (and how) natural gas has assumed such a dominant role in German energy policy, and at what cost. The authors call upon fellow researchers to challenge the increasing dominance of gas in energy systems worldwide, and to intervene in academic, NGO and policy-making structures to illuminate alternative pathways.