Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
Theresa Knoblauch has completed her PhD thesis at ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Science, under the supervision of Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte and Prof. Michael Stauffacher. Her thesis was on the topic of deep geothermal energy, techno-economic modeling, public acceptance, and risk communication in the NRP70 project “Supply of electricity for 2050: hydropower and geo-energies”.
The results of the thesis are available as peer-reviewed journal publications:
- Knoblauch T., Stauffacher M., Trutnevyte E. Communicating low-probability high-consequence risk, uncertainty and expert confidence: induced seismicity of deep geothermal energy and shale gas. Risk Analysis 2018, 38 (4), 694-709.
Knoblauch T., Trutnevyte E. Siting enhanced geothermal systems (EGS): Heat benefits versus induced seismicity risks from an investor and societal perspective. Energy 2018, 164, 1311-1325.
- Knoblauch, T.A.K., Trutnevyte, E., Stauffacher, M.,. Siting deep geothermal energy: Acceptance of various risk and benefit scenarios in a Swiss-German cross-national study. Energy Policy 2019, 128, 807–816.
For her first publication, Theresa won the Best Paper Award for 2018 in Risk Analysis.