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IIASA Alumnus Transitions To New Technologies
Sebastian Busch is a Research Scholar in the Transitions to New Technologies Program with expertise in the areas of energy economics, economic policy analysis and various thematic aspects with regards to global change analysis. His main involvement currently at IIASA is with the TWI2050 Initiative, where he focuses on the economy and finance of transformations to sustainability. Dr. Busch initially joined IIASA as a participant of the Young Scientists Summer Program in 2012, rejoining IIASA in 2014 (part-time) to work as research analyst with Prof. Nakicenovic for the German Advisory Council on Global Change.
Until the end of 2016, Dr. Busch held a concurrent position as research associate in the Energy Economics Group at Vienna University of Technology, where he was involved in several research projects that analyze the policy framework, market design and institutions for energy policy strategies in the European Union. Before coming to Vienna Dr. Busch held intern and graduate positions with a focus on energy analyses at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Prognos AG.
Dr. Busch received a doctorate degree in economic sciences from Vienna University of Technology and a diploma (MSc equiv.) in business economics from the University of Cologne, where he majored in energy economics.
Last update: 21-MAR-2017
Zimm C , Goldemberg J, Nakicenovic N , & Busch S (2019). Is the renewables transformation a piece of cake or a pie in the sky? Energy Strategy Reviews 26: e100401. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2019.100401.
Busch S & Ortner A (2019). From National to Cross-Border Support of Renewable Electricity in the European Union. In: The European Dimension of Germany’s Energy Transition. Eds. Gawel, E., Strunz, S., Lehmann, P. & Purkus, A., pp. 207-225 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-03374-310.1007/978-3-030-03374-3_11.
van der Leeuw S, Aguiar AP, Berg L, Buscaglia D, Busch S, Chabay I, Ebi K, Goujon A , et al. (2019). The Challenge Ahead: Non-Linear Interactions in Current Societal Dynamics. GSTIC
TWI2050 - The World in 2050 (2018). Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Report prepared by The World in 2050 initiative. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Laxenburg, Austria
Odintsova A, Gvishiani A, Nakicenovic N , Rybkina A, Busch S, & Nikolova J (2018). The world's largest oil and gas hydrocarbon deposits: ROSA database and GIS project development. Russian Journal of Earth Sciences 18 (3): es3002. DOI:10.2205/2018ES000621.
McCollum D, Zhou W, Bertram C, de Boer H-S, Bosetti V, Busch S, Despres J, Drouet L, et al. (2018). Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy 3 (7): 589-599. DOI:10.1038/s41560-018-0179-z.
Zimm C , Sperling F, & Busch S (2018). Identifying Sustainability and Knowledge Gaps in Socio-Economic Pathways Vis-à-Vis the Sustainable Development Goals. Economies 6 (2): p. 20. DOI:10.3390/economies6020020.
McCollum DL, Gomez Echeverri L, Busch S, Pachauri S , Parkinson S, Rogelj J , Krey V , Minx JC, et al. (2018). Connecting the sustainable development goals by their energy inter-linkages. Environmental Research Letters 13 (3): 033006. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aaafe3.
McCollum D, Gomez Echeverri L, Busch S, Pachauri S , Parkinson S, Rogelj J , Krey V , Riahi K , et al. (2017). Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals by their energy inter-linkages. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-006
del Río P, Resch G, Ortner A, Liebmann L, Busch S, & Panzer C (2017). A techno-economic analysis of EU renewable electricity policy pathways in 2030. Energy Policy 104: 484-493. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.028.
Kraas F, Leggewie C, Lemke P, Matthies E, Messner D, Nakicenovic N , Schellnhuber HJ, Schlacke S, et al. (2016). Der Umzug der Menschheit: Die transformative Kraft der Städte. Berlin: WBGU - German Advisory Council on Global Change. ISBN 978-3-936191-72-1
Kraas F, Leggewie C, Lemke P, Matthies E, Messner D, Nakicenovic N , Schellnhuber HJ, Schlacke S, et al. (2016). Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Berlin: WBGU - German Advisory Council on Global Change. ISBN 978-3-936191-45-5
Kraas F, Leggewie C, Lemke P, Matthies E, Messner D, Nakicenovic N , Schellnhuber HJ, Schlacke S, et al. (2016). Development and justice through transformation: The Four Big ‘I’s. Special Report. Berlin: WBGU - German Advisory Council on Global Change. ISBN 978-3-946830-01-6
Busch S, Nakicenovic N , Ortner A, & Bedard N (2015). An Efficient Mechanism for Cross-border Support of Renewable Electricity in the European Union. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Capros P, Paroussos L, Fragkos P, Tsani S, Boitier B, Wagner F , Busch S, Resch G, et al. (2014). Description of models and scenarios used to assess European decarbonisation pathways. Energy Strategy Reviews 2 (3): 220-230. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2013.12.008.
Capros P, Paroussos L, Fragkos P, Tsani S, Boitier B, Wagner F , Busch S, Resch G, et al. (2014). European decarbonisation pathways under alternative technological and policy choices: A multi-model analysis. Energy Strategy Reviews 2 (3): 231-245. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2013.12.007.
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