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Lisa Nabitz

Scientific staff
Research area Energy - resources, technologies, systems
Room: 413
Phone: +49 721 608-23007
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Studies of Business Administration with a focus on International Management at the International Business School in Berlin, including a term abroad in Alicante, Spain. Master’s degree in Sustainable Economics at the University of Kassel, particularly focusing on the environment and energy technologies.

Professional background

since 2017 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2013 - 2017 Member of scientific staff
Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe
2013 - 2016 Member of scientific staff
German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU), Berlin

Current projects

  • Participation in the Kopernikus project “ENavi – Navigation system for the energy transition to document, analyze and simulate systemic interlinkages”
  • Dissertation at the Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy at the Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP) at the TU Munich on the topic “Empirical analysis on the emergence, impact and interaction of policy instruments on the adoption of energy efficiency innovations in organisations” (working title)

Fields of work

  • Social science analyses on the German energy transition (Energiewende)
  • Design and evaluation of energy policy instruments
  • Energy efficiency in industry
  • Transitions research, multi-level perspective (MLP)
  • Technological Innovation System (TIS)

Selected external publications

Nabitz, L.; Plötz, P.; Schleich, J. (2017)
Impact of financial and informational policies promoting energy efficiency in SMEs. Proceedings of the ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency: Consumption, efficiency and limits. June 2017, Belambra Les Criques, Toulon/Hyères, France, p. 393-402.

Nabitz, L.; Hirzel, S.; Rohde, C.; Wohlfarth, W.; Behling, I.; Turner, R. (2016)
How can energy audits and energy management be promoted amongst SMEs? A review of policy instruments in the EU-28 and beyond. Proceedings of the ECEEE Industrial Summer Study, September 2016, Berlin, p. 401-415.

Mattes, K.; Jäger, A.; Nabitz, L.; Hirzel, S.; Rohde, C.; Som, O. (2016)
Benchmarking energy efficiency in the German non-energy intensive industries. Proceedings of the ECEEE Industrial Summer Study, September 2016, Berlin, p. 255-266.

Rohde, C.; Mielicke, U.; Nabitz, L.; Köwener, D. (2015)
Learning Energy Efficiency Networks: Evidence-Based Experiences from Germany. Proceedings of the 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Buffalo (NY) 2015.

List of publications and projects outside of ITAS

Recent publications

Iurato, C.; Scheer, D.; Nabitz, L.
The "policy package" perspective: What's in it for transformation research? Vortrag auf der "Leverage Points 2019 - International Conference on Sustainability Research and Transformation", Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 06.-08.02.2019

Scheer, D.; Iurato, C.; Nabitz, L.
Simulationsbasierte Pfade, institutionenbasierte Pfade - und andere Pfade? Wie Wissenschaftsdisziplinen unterschiedliche Zukunftspfade des Energiesystems vorsehen. Vortrag auf dem 2. Workshop "Sozialwissenschaftliche Simulationen und die Soziologie der Simulation", Stuttgart, 14.-15.03.2019

Nabitz, L.; Hirzel, S.
Transposing the requirements of the energy efficiency directive on mandatory energy audits for large companies: A policy-cycle-based review of the national implementation in the EU-28 member states. Energy Policy 2017, publ. online, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.016

Nabitz, L.; Scheer, D.; Arnold, A.; Schmidt, M.
Policy packages visited: Eine neue Perspektive für die Transformatinsforschung? Vortrag auf der 8. Internationalen Konferenz des Netzwerks Technikfolgenabschätzung (NTA8) "Gesellschaftliche Transformationen: Gegenstand oder Aufgabe der Technikfolgenabschätzung?", Karlsruhe, 07.-08.11.2018

Dütschke, E.; Hirzel, S.; Idrissova, F.; Mielicke, U.; Nabitz, L.
Energy efficiency networks - What are the processes that make them work? (2018), S. 1-16, publ. online, DOI: 10.1007/s12053-017-9606-4
(Energy Efficiency)

Hirzel, S.; Mattes, K.; Nabitz, L.; Jäger, A.
Verbreitung von Zielen, Instrumenten und Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz in nicht-energieintensiven Betrieben des verarbeitenden Gewerbes. S13(2017)
(Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation)

Nabitz, L.; Plötz, P.; Rohde, C.; Friedrichsen, N.
Lessons learnt from the uptake of energy audits and energy management systems in Germany. In: International Agecy for Energy Economics (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 15th IAEE European Conference 2017, Wien, Österreich, 06.09.2017. Cleveland, OH: IAEE 2017, publ. online

Schlomann, B.; Hirzel, S.; Nabitz, L.; Heinrich, S.; Jessing, D.; Paar, A.; Pehnt, M.; Antoni, O.
From targets to impacts: Eight steps for evaluating energy efficiency policies. In: International Energy Program Evaluation (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 22nd International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 08.-12.10.2017. Baltimore, MD: IEPEC 2017, publ. online

List of publications at ITAS