Stefanie Korte studied political science (major), philosophy and social and cultural anthropology (minors) at the University of Cologne and graduated as political scientist (M.A.) in January 2008. During her studies she especially focused on comparative political science and gained first research experience as student assistant at the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. A. Kaiser) between May 2006 and July 2008. In 2005 she served as an intern at the North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament and supported the parliamentary fraction of BÜNDNIS90/GRÜNE with their work on environmental and energy policy. After graduating from university she moreover served an internship at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in order to gain first insights into political consultancy and to further her knowledge of environmental policy instruments. Since September 2008 Stefanie is employed as research assistant at the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the University of Greifswald (Prof. Dr. D. Jahn) and works on the research project “Environmental Pollution as a Global Phenomenon”. Since November 2009 she is PhD candidate at the Free University of Berlin (Prof. M. Schreurs, PhD) where she wants to advance and realize her PhD project on renewable energy politics and policies.