Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert is Head of the department „Energy, Transportation, Environment“ at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin). She is also Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the private University, Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin. In 2016 Claudia Kemfert was appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety as a member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment.
Prof. Dr. Werner Beba is the head of the Competence Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg). In addition, he is the spokesperson for the Hamburg energy grid council (Energienetzbeirat), director of the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster and chairperson of the supervisory board of UMaAG. At the same time, he is project coordinator of the collaborative project “NEW 4.0: Energy Transition in Northern Germany” and of the “North German Real-world Laboratory”, which is currently being set up.