Council of the 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.

Federal Policy

Jochen Flasbarth
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Dr. Philipp Nimmermann
State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Stefan Tidow
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Mark Helfrich MP
Member of the Committee for Climate Action and Energy, Parliamentary Group of the CDU/CSU

Lukas Köhler MP
Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary Group of the FDP

Nina Scheer MP
Member of the Committee for Climate Action and Energy, Parliamentary Group of the SPD

Julia Verlinden MP
Deputy Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Group of Alliance 90/The Greens

State-Level Politics 

Thekla Walker MP
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Energy Management of the State of Baden-Württemberg

Federal Authorities

Klaus Müller
President of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)

Labor Unions

Wolfgang Lemb
Executive Member of the Management Board of IG Metall

Michael Vassiliadis
Chairman of IG BCE

Environmental Organisations

Antje von Broock
Managing Director Politics & Communications at Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)

Consumer Associations

Ramona Pop
Director of Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband

Grid Networks

Manon van Beek
CEO of TenneT TSO GmbH

Energy-Intensive Industry

Erk Thorsten Heyen
Senior Vice President of Wacker Chemie AG

Energy Industry

Kerstin Andreae
Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

Florian Bieberbach
Chairman oft he Management Board of Stadtwerke München GmbH

Holger Krawinkel
Head of Customer Experience of MVV Energie AG

Klaus-Dieter Maubach
CEO of Uniper SE

Lothar Schulze
Head of Political Affairs of Windwärts Energie GmbH


Andreas Löschel
Chair of Environmental/Resource Economics and Sustainability, Ruhr University Bochum

Latest Update: 20/9/2023

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