Marc Ringel

Prof. Dr. Marc Ringel

Visiting Researcher Environment & Sustainable Development
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Marc Ringel reads energy policy, energy efficiency and environmental economics as professor at Nuertingen Geislingen University, Germany and as affiliated lecturer at Université d’Aix en Provence/Marseille, France.

As former official with the Directorate General Energy of the European Commission and with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy he continues to be deeply involved in the development and economic assessment of national and European energy efficiency policy frameworks. He supports policy-oriented research for several national energy action plans and key strategic EU policy actions. Marc holds a Master in Economics from Mainz University and Université d’Angers, France. His PhD thesis focussed on energy policy measures to combat climate change.


  • Member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences (AGYA) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Science Community of the EU Covenant of Mayors
  • Member of the European Commission’s Team Europe
  • Member of the German Ministry for Research’s ESYS project – Energy innovation systems for the future run by the German Academies of Sciences (Leopoldina, Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften)
  • Member of the Climate Policy Council of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Advisory Board Member of the German industry’s Energy Efficiency Initiative (deneff)
  • Advisory Board Member of the German Association of Energy Advisors (GIH)
  • Member of scientific advisory board of Climate & Energy Agency Baden-Württemberg