New FCN staff
Dr. Miguel Ángel Alva González joins FCN as a Post-doc researcher.
FCN contributions to IAEE European Conference (Vienna)
Prof. Madlener delivers a speech on "Energy Efficiency Policies and Rebound Effects in the Light of Radical Technical Change" at the Dual Plenary Session "Drive Innovations and Technical Efficiency Improvements Energy Consumption Up or Down?" of the 10th IAEE European Conference, Vienna, Austria.
Moreover, FCN research staff participated with two other contributions:
FCN relocates main office
FCN moves to the new E.ON ERC building in Melaten (Mathieustraße 6, 52074 Aachen), but keeps a city branch office at its old premises. [pdf, 139 kB]
FCN contributions to SET 2009 Conference (Aachen)
Prof. Madlener gives a plenary speech on "Energy Technology Choices in Turbulent Times: Innovation, Habit Persistence, and Uncertainty" at the 8th International Conference on "Sustainable Energy Technologies", Eurogress Aachen, 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2009.
Furthermore, a Special Session on "Economics of Innovative Bioenergy Technologies" chaired by Prof. Madlener contains three contributions of FCN staff and students:
New FCN staff
Christiane Rosen joins FCN as Research Associate.
Invited lecture on "Real Options Analysis of Investment in CCS Technology" (Afzal Siddiqui, UCL)
On invitation by the Chair of Energy Economics and Management (Prof. Madlener), Dr. Afzal Siddiqui (Dept of Statistical Science, University College London), gives an invited lecture on "Real Options Analysis of Investment in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology" as part of the weekly Research Seminar in Economics of the Faculty of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Midlands Energy Consortium Meeting
Prof. Madlener gives a presentation about FCN at the E.ON ERC - Midlands Energy Consortium Meeting at RWTH Aachen University (Super C).
Prof. Madlener gives a talk on the economics of CAES at EURO XXIII Conference (Bonn)
Prof. Madlener gives a presentation on the economics of combining wind parks with Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) systems at the 23rd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXIII), Bonn, 5 - 8 July 2009.
FCN research on the "Economic Potential of Photobioreactors" presented at European Biomass Conference (Hamburg)
Timm Holtermann, student researcher at FCN, presents a poster and joint paper with Prof. Madlener on "Technological Developments and the Economic Potential of Photobioreactors" at the 17th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Hamburg, 29 June - 2 July 2009.
New FCN staff
Daniel Knörzer joins FCN as Research Associate.
Plenary speech of Prof. Madlener at INGAS 2009 (Istanbul)
Prof. Madlener gives a plenary talk on the "Economic Rationale for the LNG Market in Europe" in Session 1 "The Role of Natural Gas in Global Energy Markets" at the 3rd International Symposium on Natural Gas (INGAS 2009), Istanbul, Türkei, 9-10 June 2009.
Interview with Prof. Madlener on technological diffusion in "Wirtschaftliche Nachrichten"
Prof. Madlener gives an interview about FCN and on "How can new technologies penetrate the market?" (in German) for "Wirtschaftliche Nachrichten", the monthly publication of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Aachen, Heft 6/2009.
Defense of doctoral dissertation by Dr. Tobias Paulun
Dr. Tobias Paulun defends his PhD thesis on "Simulation der langfristigen Entwicklung des europäischen Elektrizitätsmarktes" at RWTH Aachen University.
2nd Year Anniversary / Open Day of FCN
FCN celebrates its 2nd-Year Anniversary with guests from RWTH Aachen University, industry and academia.
Invited lecture on "Regional Measures of Human Capital in the EU" (Georg Erber, DIW Berlin)
On invitation by the Chair of Energy Economics and Management (Prof. Madlener), Dr. Georg Erber (DIW Berlin) gives an invited lecture on "Regional Measures of Human Capital in the European Union" as part of the weekly Research Seminar in Economics of the Faculty of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
FCN challenges Smart Home Vision 2020 at KIT/FZI Workshop (Karlsruhe)
Prof. Madlener gives a presentation on socio-economic experience and expectations regarding the "Smart Home Vision 2020 - Incentives and Needs for the Energy Consumer in the Future", organized by KIT/FZI, Karlsruhe.
Joint FCN/DIW Berlin research on ICT and Productivity Gains in the Financial Sector
Publication of DIW Weekly Report No. 9/2009 on "Productivity in the Financial Sector: Brains are more important than Computers" authored by Dr. Georg Erber (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Reinhard Madlener (FCN/DIW Berlin Research Professor). [pdf, 232 kB]
Girl's Day at RWTH Aachen University
FCN hosts a group of schoolgirls as part of the Girl's Day at RWTH Aachen University.
Public defence of doctoral dissertation by Marjolein Harmsen - van Hout
Drs. drs. Marjolein Harmsen - van Hout publicly defends her doctoral dissertation on "Online Consumer-to-Consumer Communication Networks: An Economic Exploration of their Formation and Value", 19 March 2009, 4 p.m., at Maastricht University. [pdf, 993 kB]
DIW Wochenbericht on ICT and Productivity Gains in the Financial Sector (in German)
DIW Berlin Wochenbericht No. 8/2009 published with contribution of Dr. Georg Erber (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Madlener (DIW Berlin Research Professor) on "Productivity in the Financial Sector: Heads more Important than Computers" (in German). [pdf, 242 kB]