Dr Petra Opitz

Senior Research Associate

As an energy expert, Dr Petra Opitz advises national and international companies and governments on regulatory issues, energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change and emissions trading. She has developed JI and CDM projects in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Brazil and Tunisia. Before joining DIW Econ, she was Head of International Cooperation at the German Energy Agency (dena). Petra Opitz has a PhD in economics and studied in Berlin and at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).