CO2 Coalition Members

Lars Schernikau


Lars is an energy economist, entrepreneur, commodity trader, and book author. He currently lives in Europe and Asia. Previously, Lars worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the US and Germany. He is co-founder, shareholder, and former supervisory board member of two Germany listed commodity companies ( and founded, worked for, and advised number of other companies in the commodity & energy sector worldwide. Educated at New York University and INSEAD in France,  he holds a doctoral degree in economics from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Today, next to his operational work in the commodity industry, he regularly speaks at major energy & commodity conferences and workshops around the world. Lars advises selected governments, banks, and conglomerates on energy policy.

As a forward looking and positive thinking macroeconomist with challenging views backed up by science, Lars has a positive approach towards critical thinking and the environment with the long-term survival of our existence in mind. Lars has been studying energy commodities for the energy transition as well as causes and impacts of climate change for almost a decade. His academic research is available at Elsevier’s SSRN and selected videos are at Energeia Publishing or YouTube.

His recent book, co-authored with Prof. William H. Smith, “The Unpopular Truth… about Electricity and the Future of Energy” is available in English and German on Amazon as Kindle and Print version.

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