Decarbonization Seminar

The Decarbonization Seminar hosts speakers and participants from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. Topics covered include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

Seminar sessions are usually held on Monday afternoons between 5.00 pm and 6.15 pm CEST and hosted as a virtual event online in a workshop-style format. To stay informed about upcoming presentations, please sign up for the seminar’s mailing list via this form. Registration links for the individual seminar events are distributed via this mailing list.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The organizing team is comprised of Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES). In case of questions and suggestions, please contact Ekaterina Savchenko (esavchen

Upcoming Talks

Landscape Analysis of Hydrogen in the United States

Stephen Comello, Stanford University
Monday, December 6, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Title Pending

Gaizka Ormazabal, IESE Business School
Monday, December 13, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Past Talks

Decarbonizing Transport – The Contribution of Biofuels. An industry perspective from CropEnergies.

Stephan Meeder, CropEnergies AG (CEO)
Monday, September 13, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

What Kinds of Distributed Generation Technologies Defer Network Expansions? Evidence from France

Frank Wolak, Stanford University
Monday, September 20, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Storing Power: Market Structure Matters

Natalia Fabra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Monday, October 4, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Scope 3 Carbon Emissions: Out of Sight Out of Mind

George Serafeim, Harvard Business School
Monday, October 18, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

From Paris to Mannheim

Georg Müller, MVV (CEO)
Monday, November 1, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Colluding Against Environmental Regulation

Jing Li, MIT Sloan School of Management
Monday, November 15, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)

Firm Commitments

Patrick Bolton, Columbia Business School
Monday, November 29, 2021 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)