02.05.2018 - Congratulations to Theresa Arnold (née Knoblauch) for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
Renewable Energy Systems group warmly congratulates Theresa Arnold (née Knoblauch) for successfully completing her PhD thesis on 2nd May 2018.
Theresa has worked in the team since 2015 and unpicked the complexities of siting deep geothermal systems, where the benefits of locally-available energy production and climate change mitigation need to be balanced against the potential damage due to induced seismicity. Theresa has approached this topic by adopting a mixed-methods approach that draws from techno-economic modeling of enhanced geothermal systems, cost-benefit analysis, and two social scientific surveys on public preferences and on risk communication. Her research results are available as three 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 2017, 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, forthcoming.
- Knoblauch T., Trutnevyte E., Stauffacher M. Siting deep geothermal energy: Acceptance of various risk and benefit scenarios in a Swiss-German cross-national study. Under review, available upon request.
May 2, 2018