Nicholas Goedeking is a doctoral student at UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM). His research focuses on urban energy transitions and green infrastructure finance.
Before joining ESPM Nicholas worked in the energy policy sector for two years, first in Berlin and later in Brussels. In Berlin, as a political advisor to an elected member of the German Bundestag’s Environmental Committee, he was responsible for all matters related to climate change. In Brussels, as a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), he helped implement the 2016 review of the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. After his traineeship at DG ENER, he joined the private sector for a short while and gained work experience with a European energy technology provider.
Nicholas holds an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, and a BA Hons in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Durham, both in the United Kingdom.
Research Interests / Specializations:
Climate and energy policy, urban responses to climate change, energy transitions, green infrastructure, municipal finance