Hans-Josef Fell

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Languages: German
Geography: EU countries

Hans-Joseph Fell - is the speaker on energy policy in the German parliament from the Green Party. He is a member of the Committee for the Protection of the Environment, and is also a substitute member of the Committee on Economics and Technology, a substitute member of the Bundestag Defense Committee.

Since 2014 - President of the Energy Watch Group; Ambassador for 100% Renewable Energies; Voluntary Senior Adviser DWR eco

1998 - 2013 Member of German Parliament

1990 - 1998 Alderman in Hammelburg

1979 - 1998 Physics and sports teacher at academic high school

Political Posts:

• Spokesman for energy policy for the Green parliamentary group (2005 – 2013)

• Spokesman for research and technology policy for the Green parliamentary group (1998 – 2005)

• Spokesman of the parliamentary group for the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

• Rapporteur for technology assessment for the parliamentary group

• Member of the Bundestag’s Defence Committee and Economy Committee

• Spokesman of the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment

• Deputy Chairman German-Chinese Parliamentary Friendship Group


• Hans-Josef Fell 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 ist he foundation for the technological developtments 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 almoste hundred countries. • Hans-Josef Fell initiated legislation exempting biofuels from tax that led to to growth in framework for renewables.

• Hans-Josef Fell was also actively involved at European level in establishing the legislative for renewables.

• From 1999 to 2005, as spokesman oft he Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group in the German Bundestag’s research commitee, Hans-Josef Fell helped to ensure an increase in funding for research into photovoltaics, concentration solar power, geothermal energy, bioenergy, batteries for electric cars, bionics, nanatechnology etc. For solar thermal power, these funding increases were the most important basis fort he current worldwide expansion in this technology; for geothermal power generation it was the most important basis for the expansion throughout Germany.

• As rapporteur for technology assesment (TA) in the German Bundestag, Hans-Josef Fell has initiated may TA reports which in some cases still offer important foundations for legislative developments today, e.g. nanotechnology, geothermal energy, transport systems of the future, various medical issues such as brain research, nuclear fusion and genetic engineering in agriculture and medicine.

• As a member oft he German Bundestag’s Denfence Committee from 1998 to 2005, Hans-Josef Fell supported the development in military training methods towards conflict de-escalation, particularly at the Bundeswehr base in Hammelburg. This training in preventing violence during military operations is attracting more and more international recognition, particularly at the level of UN peace operations. In addition, Hans-Josef Fell developed an arms conversion programme.