CREST SCCER – Energy is not only a question of technology

Addressing the challenges of energy transition in a holistic way requires not only technological innovations, but also many institutional innovations in policy and on the energy markets. Adjustments to the regulatory framework as well as supply-side and demand-side incentive mechanisms are the focus of the CREST SCCER (Competence Centre for Research in Energy, Society and Transition) in the “Economy, environment, law, behaviour” action area.

Do you deal with energy issues in your company, in your research institution, in politics or in legal practice? Are you interested in how energy transition can be implemented socially and politically on the market? Then you are at the right place with CREST SCCER. The CREST SCCER covers the areas of economy, environment, law and behaviour with three lines of research. This SCCER aims to provide an in-depth analysis of drivers and barriers to energy efficiency. Researchers, brought together by the SCCER, work closely with the representatives from industry, politics and jurisprudence to develop innovative concepts for energy policy. They also produce detailed strategies that help firms and regions in adjusting to the new energy system. In addition, they develop novel assessment tools for policies and technology solutions.

SCCER CREST regularly summarises the results on specific topics in so-called white papers. You may find them here.

Who is the expertise of the CREST SCCER intended for?

  • Your company or non-profit organisation headquartered in Switzerland.
  • You are a researcher at a Swiss higher education institution or research institution.
  • You are a Swiss politician.
  • You are a Swiss lawyer.
  • You are interested in or do research on the social dimension of energy transition.
  • You deal with regulatory issues and conditions of the energy market.
  • You are interested in analyses of individual and group behaviour and trends in terms of energy.
  • You deal with sufficiency.
  • You are interested in incentive systems in the energy field or implement these systems.

For more detailed information, click on the SCCER CREST.

Last modification 15.04.2020

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University of Basel

Institute for Environmental Economics
Prof. Frank Krysiak

Andrea Ottolini-Voellmy
Managing Director SCCER Crest

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