Thomas Götz

Co-Head of Research Unit Energy Policy

Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
Thomas Götz
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Education and Academic Training

  • 2002 - 2008: Study of Geoecology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT (formerly: University of Karlsruhe, TH), Germany. Focus: Environmental Economics, Industrial Ecology, Energy and Material flows

Professional Experience

  • Since 2011: Wuppertal Institute, Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
  • 2009 - 2010 Wuppertal Institute, cross-sectional project "Material Efficiency and Resource Conservation" (MaRess)
  • 2007 - 2008: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems, Karlsruhe, Germany

Research Focus

  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Techno-economic energy and resource efficiency potentials in buildings and appliances
  • EU Ecodesign Directive, (Energy) Labelling of Products
  • Heating systems, energetic biomass utilisation
  • Emission reduction measures


  • Association for Geoecology in Germany (VGöD)