Dr. Barbara Breitschopf

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Experience

Studied Agricultural Science at the University of Hohenheim; Diploma in the Economics and Social Sciences of Agriculture in 1992. Master of Arts in Economics (MA) at Ohio State University in 1997. PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Hohenheim in 2003. 1991-1992 Study visits to developing countries. 1993-1995 Trainee and employee at the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. 1997-2001 Research associate at the University of Hohenheim in the field of rural financial markets and consultant for organisations in the area of economic cooperation. Prior to joining the ISI, 2001-2005 research associate at the University of Karlsruhe at the Institute for Economic Policy and Economic Research. 2005-2007 Assistant to the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe. From September 2007 to December 2011, research associate in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Systems . Since January 2012: research associate in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at Fraunhofer ISI. In addition, lecturer at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, from 2008 till 2010, since 2010 lecturer at the University Karlsruhe (KIT) in the field of resource economics.

Work Focus

Evaluation of policy instruments in the field of energy policy, economic analysis and financing in the field of renewable energies, methodical works in the realm of costs and benefits of RE deployment, methodological elaboration of approaches to assess employment impacts of RE deployment, development of approaches to evaluate distributional effects and benefits of RE deployment, design and evaluation of institutional structures supporting policies and innovation research related to renewable energies.

Publications

Breitschopf, B.; Wachsmuth, J., (2017): What is the impact of the EU Energy Union on electricity prices? Results for selected member states. 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, 2017. 978-1-5090-5499-2  /17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE.

Wachsmuth, J.; Pakalkaite, V.; Breitschopf, B. (2017): The end of long-term contracts in gas pricing schemes? A panel analysis of CEE and relations to recent policies. 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, 2017. 978-1-5090-5499-2  /17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE.

Duscha, V., Fougeyrollas, A., Nathani, C., Pfaff, M., Ragwitz, M., Resch, G., Schade, W., Breitschopf, B., Walz, R. (2016): Renewable energy deployment in Europe up to 2030 and the aim of a triple dividend. In: Energy Policy 95, August 2016, p. 314-323.

Grave, K., Breitschopf, B., Ordonez, J., Wachsmuth, J., Boeve, S., Smith, M., Schubert, T., Friedrichsen, N., Herbst, A., Eckartz, K. et al. (2016): Prices and Costs of EU energy. Finalreport, 29 April 2016: Report prepared for the European Commission, DG ENER.Utrecht: ECOFYS Netherlands B.V.

Breitschopf, B. ( 2016): Impact of RE Policy on Technology Costs – PV System Costs in Germany; In: IAEE Energy Forum, Bergen Special Issue 2016 p. 41-43.                  

Breitschopf, B., Held, A., Resch, G. (2016): A concept to assess the costs and benefits of renewable energy use and distributional effects among actors. The example of Germany; in Energy & Environment, February 2016, 27(1) 55-81.

Diekmann J., Schill W.P., Breitschopf B., Sievers L., Klobasa M., Lehr U., Horst J. (2016): Impacts of Renewable Energy Deployment – Summary and Conclusions; Final report in the framework of the project “Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources (ImpRES) supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. http://www.impres-projekt.de/impres-en/content/abschlussworkshop.php

Breitschopf, B., Diekmann, J. (2015): Gesamtwirtschaftliche Auswirkungen des Ausbaus Erneuerbarer Energien (economic impact of RE deployment). In: Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien (financing renewable energies), 2. Edition; T. Rüschen, M. Gerhard and A. Sandhövel, Eds. Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt School Verlag GmbH.

Winkler, J., Held, A., Breitschopf, B. (2015): Fördermechanismen in EU-Ländern und Implikationen für Projektrisiken (support schemes in EU countries and their impact on risks), in: Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien (financing renewable energies), 2. Edition; T. Rüschen, M. Gerhard and A. Sandhövel, Eds. Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt School Verlag GmbH.

Breitschopf, B., Held, A. (2014): Guidelines for assessing costs and benefits of RET deployment, in the framework of DiaCore IEE Project . April 2014.

Breitschopf, B., Nathani, C., Resch, G. (2013): Employment Impact Assessment Studies - Is There a Best Approach to Assess Employment Impacts of RET Deployment? Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review 2/2013: pp. 93-1024.

Breitschopf, B., Diekmann, J. (2013): Verteilungswirkungen erneuerbarer Energien – Grundlagen, Systematik und methodische Ansätze zur Erfassung; Bericht im Rahmen des BMWi Forschungsvorhabens „Wirkungen des Ausbaus erneuerbarer Energien (ImpRES)“, Juni 2013.

Breitschopf, B., Pudlik, M. (2013): Basel III and Solvency II: Are the risk margins for investments in wind and PV adequate?, Energy and Environment 24 1/2, 2013 forthcoming.

Breitschopf, B.; Nathani, C.; Resch, G. (2013): Employment Impact Assessment Studies - Is There a Best Approach to Assess Employment Impacts of RET Deployment? Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review 2/2013: pp. 93-1024.

Breitschopf et al. (2012): Breitschopf, B. Nathani, C., Resch, G.: “Methodological guidelines for estimating the employment impacts of renewable energy use in electricity generation”, final report IEA-RETD in the framework of “Economic and Industrial Development” – EID – EMPLOY” Project, November 2012.

Breitschopf, B. (2012): Presentation of Employ: Employment Impact of using RE Sources in Electricity Generation; IEA-RETD Workshop “Capitalising on Renewables: Short- and Medium-term Opportunities and Economic & Employment Benefits”, 27 September 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, http://iea-retd.org/archives/events/capitalizing-on-renewables.

Breitschopf et al. (2012): Breitschopf, B., Nathani, C., Resch, G.: “Guidelines for employment impact assessment of renewable energy deployment – general aspects and net employment studies; Contribution to the special session: “Renewable energy policies – modelling challenges and economic results” presentation of the EMPLOY project results at Ecomod 2012, International Conference on Economic Modeling, Sevilla, Spain, July 2012.

Breitschopf, B. (2012): Ermittlung vermiedener Umweltschäden, Hintergrundpapier zur Methodik im Rahmen des Projekts "Wirkungen des Ausbaus erneuerbarer Energien.

Breitschopf, B., Diekmann, J. (2011): “Gesamtwirtschaftliche Auswirkungen des Ausbaus Erneuerbarer Energien (economic impact of RE deployment)". In: Finanzierung Erneuerbarer Energien, T. Rüschen, M. Gerhard and A. Sandhhövel, Eds. Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt School Verlag GmbH.

Giebel, O., Breitschopf, B. (2011): The impact of policy elements on the financing costs of RE investment – the case of wind power in Germany; Working Papers Sustainability and Innovation, No. S 11/2011.

Rathmann, M., Jager, D., Lovinfoss I., Breitschopf, B., Burgers, J., Weöres, B. (2011): Towards triple-A policies:  More renewable energy at lower cost; RE-shaping, report compiled within the European research project RE-Shaping, IEE, ALTENER.

Marth, H., Breitschopf, B. (2011): Auswirkung von Politikmaßnahmen auf das Innovationsgeschehen im Bereich der Mikro-Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung; Working Papers Sustainability and Innovation, No. S 8/2011.

Breitschopf et al. (2011): Breitschopf, B., Nathani, C., Resch, G.: Overview of impact assessment approaches; Interim report for IEA-RETD in the framework of “Economic and Industrial Development” – EID – EMPLOY” Project.

Lehr et al. (2011): Lehr, U.; Lutz, C.; Edler, D.; O’Sullivan, M.; Nienhaus, K.; Simon, S.; Nitsch, J.; Breitschopf, B.; Bickel, P.; Ottmüller; M.: GWS, DIW, Fh-ISI, ZSW, Kurz- und langfristige Auswirkungen des Ausbaus der erneuerbaren Energien auf den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt (Short- and Long-term Impacts of RET Deployment on the German Job Market); February 2011.

Breitschopf, B., Diekmann, J. (2010): Vermeidung externer Kosten durch Erneuerbare Energien - Methodischer Ansatz und Schätzung für 2009 (MEEEK). Im Rahmen des Projekts „Einzel- und gesamtwirt-schaftliche Analyse von Kosten- und Nutzenwirkungen des Ausbaus Erneuerbarer Energien im deutschen Strom- und Wärmemarkt“ - Untersuchung im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit Berlin, Juni 2010.

Breitschopf, B., Klobasa, M., Sensfuß, F., Steinbach, J., Ragwitz, M., Lehr, U., Horst,J., Leprich, U., Diekmann, J., Braun, F., Horn, M., BMU (2010): Einzel- und gesamt-wirtschaftliche Analyse von Kosten- und Nutzenwirkungen de Ausbaus Erneuer-barer Energien im deutschen Strom- und Wärmemarkt, Untersuchung im Auftrag des BMU, März 2010.

Ragwitz et al., EU (2009): M. Ragwitz, W. Schade, B. Breitschopf, N. Helfrich, M. Rathmann, R. Resch, C. Panzer, T. Faber, C. Nathani, A. Fougeyrollas, I. Konstantinaviciute et al.: Impact of Renewable Energy policy on economic growth and employment in the EU (EmployRES), contractor: DG TREN.

Schleich, J.; Breitschopf, B.; Diekmann, J. (2009): Methodological design and institutional arrangements for auctions in the EU Emission Trading System (EU-ETS), UBA.

Grupp, H., Breitschopf, B. (2006): Innovationskultur in Deutschland – Qualitäten und Quantitäten im letzten Jahrhundert. In: "Das Wissensministerium – Ein halbes Jahrhundert Forschungs- und Bildungspolitik in Deutschland" von Peter Weingart/Niels C. Taubert (Hrsg.) im Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft.

Breitschopf, B., Haller, I., Grupp, H. (2005): Bedeutung von Innovationen für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit (Significance of innovations for the economic competitiveness). In: S.Albers and O.Grassmann (Editors), Handbuch Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement. Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.