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Since 2009 -- Secretary General, World Energy Council (WEC).
Since 2006 -- Titulary Professor, Advisor to the President of EPFL and EPFL's Energy Center on energy issues. Expertise: International energy & environment policy and strategy.
2001-2009 -- Senior Director, Energy Industries & Strategy at the World Economic Forum (WEF); Member of the Forum's Executive Council.
2002-2003 -- Lecturer, postgraduate course on "Energy Systems in an Economywide Framework", for the Master of Science in Energy Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).
2001-2003 -- European Master in Applied Ethics, Ethics Centre, University of Zurich; specialisation in multi-stakeholder theory.
2000-2001 -- Research fellow at the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology co-lecturing "Socio-economic aspects of Energy Systems".
1996-2000 -- Dr ès Sciences, PhD thesis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (PSI). Domain: Modelling the links between Energy Policy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic Welfare.
1997-2000 -- Master (DES) in Econometrics at the University of Geneva.
1995-1997 -- Master of Science in Energy Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL); specialisation in Energy Economics and Management.
1995-2001 -- Research fellow at the Laboratory of Energy Systems of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).
1989-1995 -- Dipl. El.-Ing., graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Zürich (ETHZ) (4th year in Lausanne); training/diploma thesis at the Institute of Microtechnique, University of Neuchâtel (UNINE) (solar cells research).
Christoph is Secretary General at the World Energy Council and has an assignment as titulary Professor and Advisor to the President of EPFL and EPFL's Energy Center on energy issues. He is also a Board Member of the blockchain focused Energy Web Foundation
> Global Energy Scenarios 2030/50: connecting the dots between critical uncertainties
> Energy & Climate Country Policies Assesment: assessing and ranking national energy and climate policies in over 90 countries
> Energy 2.0: smart energy and changing consumer behaviour to trigger an energy tipping point
> Urban Innovation / SlimCity: market place for successful practices in cities to catalyse resource efficiency improvements
> Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change: facilitating a business voice towards a post-2012 climate framework
> Energy Security Roundtable: identifying emerging challenges
> Energy Access Partnership: electrifying villages in Sub-Saharan Africa
> Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels: consensus building on principles for sustainable biofuels
> Partnering Against Corruption (PACI): improving the level playing field
German - fluent
French - fluent
English - fluent
Italian - so-so
Spanish - basic
Personal top seven favorites are labelled with ***. Should you have problems in accessing any of the below articles, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- 2009 -
Daniel Yergin and Christoph W. Frei. Thirsty Energy: Water and Energy in the 21st Century. Energy Vision Update 2009
, Editorial. World Economic Forum, January 2009.
- 2008 -
Christoph W. Frei. What if
? Utility vision 2020. Energy Policy
, Vol. 36, 2008, pp. 36403645, Elsevier, ISSN: 0301-4215.
Daniel Yergin and Christoph W. Frei. Solving the Energy Puzzle through Innovation. Energy Vision Update 2008
, Editorial. World Economic Forum, January 2008.
- 2007 -
Christoph W. Frei. Different energy visions and implications for the energy future. Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2007, Henley Media Group, June 2007.
Christoph W. Frei. Blueprint for a global energy authority. Europe's World, Dossier Energy. Issue: Spring 2007.
Daniel Yergin and Christoph W. Frei. The Future of Oil: Meeting the Challenges. Energy Vision Update 2007, Editorial. World Economic Forum, January 2007.
- 2006 -
*** Christoph W. Frei. The Environmentalists Struggle with Energy Security. IAEE Newsletter, Volume 15, Second Quarter 2006, pp. 20-23.
(This essay has also been published in Russian, in Voprosy Economiki, Issue 4, 2006)
Christoph W. Frei. Collective Global Energy Security - A global public good. Fourth Joint OPEC-IEA Workshop, Oslo, Norway, 19 May 2006, confidential proceedings, OPEC Secretariat, RD412/PMAD070/06/1768, December 2006, pp. 227-231.
Daniel Yergin and Christoph W. Frei, Challenging the Energy Security Paradigm, Energy Vision Update 2006, Editorial. World Economic Forum, January 2006.
- 2004 -
Christoph W. Frei, Bottomline Decisions, Concerns about reliable supply will always trump the call for cleaner energy, Newsweek International, Sept. 6-13 issue, 2004, p. 83.
Christoph W. Frei. The Kyoto protocola victim of supply security? or: if Maslow were in energy politics. Energy Policy, Vol. 32, Issue 11, July 2004, pp. 1253-1256, Elsevier, ISSN: 0301-4215.
Christoph W. Frei, Pierre-André Haldi, Gérard Sarlos. Double-Dividend Analysis with SCREEN An empirical study for Switzerland. Energy Policy, Vol. 33/5, 2004, pp. 633-650, Elsevier, ISSN: 0301-4215.
- 2003 -
Christoph W. Frei. The World Economic Forum workstreams for developing international industry standards. Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, Vol. I, Issue 5, December 2003.
*** Christoph W. Frei. Stakeholder-Dialog strategisch oder ethisch? Der kleine aber feine Unterschied. Oder: Wie legitim ist Dialog, der Welt verbessert? Diploma Work for the Master of Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics (MAE), University of Zurich, July 2003. (With Peter Ulrich, University of St. Gallen.)
- 2002 -
Christoph W. Frei, Pierre-André Haldi, Gérard Sarlos. Dynamic formulation of a top-down and bottom-up merging energy policy model. Energy Policy, Vol. 31, 2003, pp. 1017-1031, Elsevier, ISSN: 0301-4215.
- 2001 -
*** Christoph W. Frei. Bottom-up Activity Analysis in a Computable General Equilibrium Framework: Case of Electricity - The SCREEN Model. PhD thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. January, 2001. >Awarded publication: ABB Price 2001 in Energy<
- 2000 -
Pierre-André Haldi, Christoph W. Frei, Luuk Beurskens and Natalia Zhuikova. Multicriteria / Multi-Stakeholders Comparative Assessment of Electricity Generation Scenarios in the Sustainability Context: a Swiss Case Study (Alliance for Global Sustainability: SESAMS Project). International Journal of Sustainable Development (IJSD), Special Issue, "Electricity and Sustainability", Volume 5, Nos. 1/2, 2002).
*** Christoph W. Frei, Eberhard Jochem. Ökosteuer als Investition in die Zukunft - Die doppelte Dividende ist eine Frage der Zeitperspektive. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Nr. 206, p. 25, 5. September, 2000.
Christoph W. Frei. Modelling Employment Effects in the Context of Energy Policy Assessment. Diploma Work of DES in Econometrics, University of Geneva, Mai 2000. (With Tobias Muller, University of Geneva.)
- 1998 -
Christoph W. Frei. Integration of Socioeconomic Aspects in Sustainable Power-Supply Planning, 17th World Energy Congress, Houston, 1998. >Awarded publication: Student Award of the World Energy Council<
- 1997 -
Christoph W. Frei. Impact Assessment of Electricity Generation Strategies on the Labour Market for the case of Switzerland using a Technico-Econometric General Equilibrium Model. Postgraduate diploma thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, December 1997. >Awarded publication: LASEN Price 1998<
- 1996 -
Christoph W. Frei, Jean-Christoph Hadorn and Pierre-André Haldi. Set of Criteria for a Multicriteria Analysis of Electricity Production Scenarios. Guidance for Comparative Assessment of the Health and Environmental Impacts of Electrical Energy Systems, Working Material IAEA-J4-TC-733.6, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, April 1996.