Council of the Agora

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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.

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

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

Mark Helfrich MP
Member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy, CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group

Oliver Krischer MP
Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Alliance 90/The Greens 

Johann Saathoff MP
Coordinator for Eneryg Policy of the SPD-Parliamentary Group

Michael Theurer MP
Deputy Chairman of the FDP-Parliamentary Group

State-Level Politics 

Dr. Marcel Huber MP
Minister of the State of Bavaria

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

Franz Untersteller MP
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 (until June 2018)

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
Head of Political Affairs, Windwärts Energie GmbH

Klaus-Dieter Maubach
Supervisory Board, Encavis AG

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

Science

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)

Guests

Dr. Lars Grotewold
Director Centre for Climate Change, Stiftung Mercator

Dr. Martin Rocholl
Head of Berlin Office & Director Germany Programme, European Climate Foundation

 

Latest Update: 13/7/2018

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