Bremer Energie Institut & Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University is a young, independent, interdisciplinary and international private university committed to excellence in research and teaching. The Bremer Energie Institut is located on the campus of Jacobs University. The scientific institute was founded in 1990 on an initiative from the Bremen Energy Advisory Council (Bremer Energiebeirat) of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The institute is a non-profit organization and cooperates with the University of Bremen as well as the Jacobs University.
Our mission is interdisciplinary research and consulting in the field of sustainable energy supply. We combine social sciences and engineering depending on the questions. Currently, our foci are three different streams which are all in the center of European energy policy: Market/Competition, Environment/Sustainability, and Geopolitics/Supply Security. Since these three fields are interconnected, the Institute’s strategy is to allocate and integrate the entire field.
Our clients include the EU-Commission, Federal Ministries, and organizations as well as companies such as energy supply companies. The balanced mix between different stakeholders from the industry, government and research councils, helps to guarantee and maintain a fresh view from different angles.
The project leader Prof. Gert Brunekreeft is professor for "Energy Economics" at Jacobs University and director of the Bremer Energie Institut. His field of expertise in namely regulatory economics in energy markets. Recent research focuses on regulation, investment, and vertical unbundling.

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