Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 0

Martin Pehnt

Scientific and Managing Director

Topic area: Energy

Research Topics

  • Renewable energies
  • Energy efficiency and decentralized energy systems
  • Technological impact assessment, life cycle analysis, energy-economical assessment of innovative energy and transport systems
  • Instruments and strategies of energy policy for the promotion of climate-friendly energy systems

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2015 Scientific and Managing Director
  • Since 2009 Scientific Director and Member of the Executive Board
  • Since 2001 Senior Scientist at ifeu Heidelberg
  • 1997 – 2001 Research associate at the German Aerospace Center, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics Stuttgart
  • PhD in Energy technology, University of Stuttgart
  • Author of a number of books, scientific and popular science publications and television documentaries
  • German ambassador at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, eceee
  • Scientific member of the advisory board of the German Industry Initiative  for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF, Deutsche Unternehmerinitiative Energieeffizienz)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Climate Protection Plus Initiative (KlimaschutzPlus-Stiftung) and a number of companies
  • Referee and Series Editor for a number of scientific journals
  • Lecturer at the University of Kassel

Selected Projects

  • Energy efficiency: Potentials, economic effects and innovative fields for action and promotion for the National Climate Protection Initiative
  • Market incentive programme
  • Renovation road map
  • European efficiency regulations
  • Renewable Energy Sources Act – Progress report
  • Recommendations for the Energy Transition
  • Renewable energies – Innovations for a sustainable energy future
  • Electric mobility
  • Heat from renewable energies
  • Consultancy for Federal State Ministries (Website Regierungskommission)
  • EEnergy
  • Insulation restrictions
  • Fuel cells
  • Acceptance of vertical wind turbines
  • Energy equilibrium – optimal system solutions for renewable energies and energy efficiency
  • Environmental assessment of future energy systems
  • Stationary fuel cells – environmental impacts, framework and market potential
  • Ecological optimisation of the extended use of renewable energies
  • International energy policy, e.g. Japan, Thailand, Peru, Nigeria

Selected Publications