Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, Global Energy Issues and Security, International Energy-Governance, Energy and Connectivity, EU Foreign Energy Relations, Energy Developments in the Neighbourhood (Eastern Europe/Eurasia, the Mediterranean and the MENA region.
Since 2008 Research Associate in SWP’s “Global Issues” division
Since 2021 Head of the project "Geopolitics of Energy Transformation - H2"
Since 2021 Member of the Scientific Advisory and Project Board of 50hertz
Since 2020 Member of the National Hydrogen Council
2018 - 2019 Member of the Expert Council of the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transition (2018/2019)
Opportunities, Options and Obstacles for a Grand Bargain
Advancing German-Russian Hydrogen Cooperation in a Strained Political Climate
For the energy transition, we rapidly need the largest possible quantities of climate-friendly hydrogen. Veronika Grimm and Kirsten Westphal argue that it is counterproductive to focus on green hydrogen only and thereby exclude potential suppliers.
Reflections on Germany and the EU’s Ability to Act
The future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is in the spotlight following the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Tough political decisions are on the table. Kirsten Westphal, Maria Pastukhova and Jacopo Maria Pepe identify four aspects that need to be considered.