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Dr Karoline Rogge

Post:Senior Lecturer in Sustainability Innova (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Senior Lecturer (The Sussex Energy Group)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-378
Email:K.Rogge@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:Lecturer in Energy Policy and Sustainability, SPRU, University of Sussex

Telephone numbers
Internal:3582
UK:01273 873582
International:+44 1273 873582

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Biography

Karoline Rogge is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sustainability Innovation and Policy, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) and Co-Director of the Sussex Energy Group. Karoline joined SPRU in November 2013 from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she has been working on energy and climate policy since 2004 and continues to be affiliated with as Senior Researcher. Since 2016 she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Karolines  interdisciplinary research combines insights from environmental economics, innovation, transition and policy studies to investigate the link between policy and innovation, with a focus on the energy sector. Karoline's research ranges from evaluating the innovation impact of single policy instruments, such as the EU emissions trading system – the topic of her PhD at ETH Zurich – to analyzing the effects of comprehensive policy mixes for promoting the low carbon transition of the energy system. Regarding the latter, Karoline has led the GRETCHEN project (2012-15, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF) investigating the influence of the policy mix for renewable energies on technological and structural change in Germany. In addition, she was Fraunhofer ISI’s principal investigator of the European project PATHWAYS (2014-16), in which she performed a multi-level analysis for the electricity sector in Germany, comparing it with the low-carbon energy transition in the UK.

Currently, Karoline contributes her policy mix expertise to the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), with a focus on combining innovation and transition studies with theories of the policy process. She is also investigating industrial policy and institutional change in the context of smart energy transitions within the SET project, comparing Denmark, UK and Germany.

Karoline has been involved in advising policy makers in Germany, Luxembourg, China, the UK and the EU on climate policy and innovation. Prior to joining academia she has acted as a consultant to the OECD and the World Bank.

 

Role

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sustainability Innovation and Policy

Senior Research Fellow in Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED)

Co-Director Sussex Energy Group