Dr. Alexandra Styles

Dr. Alexandra Styles

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Senior Researcher
Verification systems and marketing strategies for renewable energies

Dr. Alexandra Styles, who holds a PHD in economics, is a proven expert in the field of guarantees of origin. She has been contributing her scientific skills as a senior researcher at Hamburg Institut since 2020. Her focus is on the further development of guarantees of origin systems as well as marketing strategies and support systems for renewable energies. She also researches and advises on the evaluation of framework conditions for sector coupling and bioenergy policy, as well as on heating policy.

Dr. Alexandra Styles also actively contributes her knowledge to European and national standardisation work: In addition to working in the DIN working group for the revision of EN 16325, she is co-chair of the Project Team Heating & Cooling at CEN/CENELEC JTC 14 Working Group 5 “Guarantees of Origin related to energy”.

Before joining Hamburg Institut, Dr. Alexandra Styles was a research assistant in the field of biobased basic materials and materials at the Thünen Institute for Wood Research in Hamburg. At the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, she had previously investigated framework conditions for renewable energies and innovative material biomass uses as a postdoc. The topic of her dissertation, which she wrote at the UFZ in cooperation with the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ), was an institutional economic analysis of German and European bioenergy policy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors.

Her consulting expertise:

  • Further development of guarantee of origin systems
  • Marketing strategies and support systems for renewable energies
  • Evaluation of framework conditions for sector coupling and bioenergy policy
  • Heating policy