Council of Agora

In the Council of the Agora, key stakeholders in the energy policy debate come together on a regular basis. The Council is a place of open and honest discussion and exchange – underpinned by scientific expertise.

Thereby we want to help promote new models for solutions to the key challenges of the Energiewende.

So that members of the Council of the Agora can discuss openly and honestly with each other, the non-public meetings take place under Chatham House Rules. This means that spoken expressions made during the meetings will not be quoted with the name of the speaker.

Members of the Council

Chairmanship and Management

Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing

Managing Director, AG Energiebilanzen
Member of the Commission of the Federal Government to Monitor the Energiewende

Dr. Patrick Graichen

Executive Director of Agora Energiewende

Federal Policy

Rainer Baake

State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Thomas Bareiß MP

Coordinator for Eneryg Policy of the CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group

Jochen Flasbarth

State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Oliver Krischer MP

Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Alliance 90/The Greens 

Johann Saathoff MP

Coordinator for Eneryg Policy of the CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group 

State-Level Politics 

Dr. Marcel Huber

Minister of the State of Bavaria

Christian Pegel

Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Rural Development of the State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Franz Untersteller

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Energy of the State of Baden-Württemberg 

European Union

Claude Turmes MEP

Deputy Chairman, Parliamentary Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Mechthild Wörsdörfer

Head of Directorate A: Energy Policy, Directorate General Energy (DG ENER), European Commission

Federal Authorities

Jochen Homann

President, Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)

Labor Unions

Wolfgang Lemb

Executive Member of the Management Board, IG Metall

Michael Vassiliadis

Chairman, IG BCE

Environmental Organisations

Antje von Broock

Head of Climate Team and Deputy Managing Director Politics & Communications at Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)

Consumer Associations

Udo Sieverding

Member of the Board, Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia

Grid Networks

Boris Schucht

Chairman of the Management Board, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

Power-Intensive Companies

Dr. Erk Thorsten Heyen

Senior Vice President, Wacker Chemie AG

Dr. Martin Iffert

CEO, Trimet Aluminium AG

Renewable Energy Industry Sector

Lothar Schulze

Member of the Management Board, Windwärts Energie GmbH

Klaus-Dieter Maubach

Supervisory Board, Capital Stage AG (Chairman of the Board until the end of 2016)

Energy Industry

Vera Brenzel

Head of Political Affairs, E.ON SE

Stefan Kapferer

Chairman of the Executive Board, German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

Regional Energy Suppliers

Dr. Florian Bieberbach

Chairman oft he Management Board, Stadtwerke München GmbH

Dr. Holger Krawinkel

Head of Customer Experience, MVV Energie AG


Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer

Deputy Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)


Dr. Lars Grotewold

Director Centre for Climate Change, Stiftung Mercator

Dr. Christoph Wolff

Managing Director, European Climate Foundation


Latest Update: 5/3/2017


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