Founding President of the European Association for Renewable Energies (EUROSOLAR)
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The future of power lies with renewable energies. The limits of fossil and nuclear energy are more than obvious. Civilisation stands at a critical decision point. The global community can continue down the path to self-annihilation by wasting trillions of precious funds in oil drilling, shale, tar sand and frozen methane production, and pursuing hopeless nuclear fission and fusion research. Or it can end the madness of a bygone era and focus its remaining resources on a strategy of survival and prosperity by building an efficient, equitable and sustainable power infrastructure based on renewable energy."
“A Global Champion for the Massive Proliferation of Renewable Energy: The International Renewable Energy Agency,” 100 Per Cent Renewable – Energy Autonomy in Action, Ed. Peter Droege, 2009
Experts Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy, 2001-present
Founding President, European Association for Renewable Energies (EUROSOLAR), 1988-present
Member, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 1983-present
MP (Member of Parliament - Social Democratic Party), German Parliament, 1980-present
Recipient, Global Leadership Award, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACROE), 2004
Recipient, TIME magazine "Heros for the Green Century" Award, 2002
Recipient, Right Livelihood Award, 1999
Recipient, World Solar Prize, World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, 1998
Systems Analyst, German Nuclear Research Center, 1976-1980
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Stuttgart (Germany), 1972-1976