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Thomas Klug

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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Thomas Klug is a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, working on the political economy of the just energy transition in the Global South. Their research applies case study research, qualitative synthesis of the scientific literature, and natural language processing to investigate political economy barriers, including public acceptance, of the just transition to a low carbon economy.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Indonesia Senegal South Africa

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Public opinion

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Das, I., Klug, T., Krishnapriya, P. P., Plutshack, V., Saparapa, R., Scott, S., … & Jeuland, M. “Frameworks, methods and evidence connecting modern domestic energy services and gender empowerment.” Nature Energy 8.5 (2023): 435-449.

DeStephano, P., Perez, B. H., Minoletti, C. H., Klug, T., & Plutshack, V. “Market-based approaches, civil society and the role of the state in Chile’s coal phase-out.” The Political Economy of Coal: Obstacles to Clean Energy Transitions (2022).

Klug, T., Beyene, A. D., Meles, T. H., Toman, M. A., Hassen, S., Hou, M., … & Jeuland, M.  “A review of impacts of electricity tariff reform in Africa.” Energy Policy 170 (2022): 113226.