Eike Karola Velten
Eike Karola Velten (née Dreblow) is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute in the field of climate and energy. Her research interests encompass climate change mitigation options, in particular the decarbonization of the energy system through the expansion of renewable energies and improved energy efficiency, as well as carbon markets and benchmarking. She works in German and English and has good knowledge of Spanish.
Eike Velten's main work includes the support of Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing in his work with the German energy transition expert commission analyzing the progress of the German energy transition in the light of achieving a secure, environmental friendly, and economically viable energy system. Beyond the German perspective, she analyzes the climate and energy policy developments in all 28 European Member States. The specific focus of this project is to investigate environmental taxation, energy efficiency, and renewable energies across Member States in order to identify challenges and best practices on behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG Clima). In addition, she is interested in the conjunction of energy and development aspects such as access to energy in developing and emerging countries.
Eike Velten has good knowledge of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), in particular with respect to benchmarking: she developed benchmarks for refinery processes and supported a research institute in using benchmarks in the context of the Swiss ETS. Eike Velten takes part in a training for the “next generation of emissions trading experts” of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nucleare Safety (BMUB).
Eike Karola Velten studied industrial engineering with an emphasis on energy and environmental management at the University of Flensburg (Germany). In her diploma thesis, she researched how concentrating solar power plants could be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism, and how this could influence profitability. During her studies, she spent time abroad at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) to attend classes on marine science.