Dr Simon Schäfer-Stradowsky, born in 1982, is a native of Schornsdorf and holds a diploma in law from the University of Greifswald. He specialises in innovative energy and climate law and is the managing director of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM). Since 2011, he has served on committees, delivered presentations and released numerous publications on the topic of climate change, serving as a form of translator between politics and law.
His main research includes support regimes for renewable energies, the transition to a more flexible electricity market and the establishment of a legal framework for green hydrogen and ammonia. In addition to this, he specialises in the new area of climate law on an international as well as national level.
Dr Schäfer-Stradowsky studied law at the Free University of Berlin and subsequently worked as a lawyer in the German Bundestag and as a lawyer, specialised in energy law, at the law firm Becker Büttner Held. In 2021, he completed his doctorate with a thesis on the law governing the heat transition in the building sector at the University of Greifswald, supervised by Prof Michael Rodi.
Dr Schäfer-Stradowsky is a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin and a member of numerous committees and boards, including the advisory board of Regiogröön, VNG AG, Allianz Tech for Net Zero as well as the dena flagship study on climate neutrality and the dena market initiative on renewable energies.