Speaker Hans-Josef FELL

Biography

Since 2014, Hans Josef Fell is the President of the Energy Watch Group, Ambassador for 100% Renewable Energies and Voluntary Senior Adviser DWR eco.
He wrote the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) which was adopted in 2000 in the face of strong political opposition. He was also involved in drafting the law amending the EEG in 2004. The EEG is the foundation for the technological developments in photovoltaics, biogas, wind power an geothermal energy in Germany which are admired throughout the word. The underlying principle of the EEG has now been copied in almost hundred countries.
• Hans-Josef Fell initiated legislation exempting biofuels from tax that led to growth in framework for renewables.
• Hans-Josef Fell was also actively involved at European level in establishing the legislative for renewables.
In 2012, he received the Energy Award powered by Joule & RENEXPO® for his life's work and the Bavarian Order of Merit.

Office :
Chairman
Organization :
Energy Watch Group
Country :
Germany