Ambassadors

  • Bendt Bendtsen

    Bendt Bendtsen

    Member of the European Parliament (Danish Conservative People’s Party).

    Bendt Bendtsen is a Member of the European Parliament, elected for the Danish Conservative People’s Party, and a member of the EPP Group.

    As member of the committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a substitute of the committee on International Trade, he focuses on SME’s, energy and trade policies.

    Mr. Bendtsen is a rapporteur on the revision of the energy performance in buildings directive.

  • Jerzy Buzek

    Jerzy Buzek

    Chair of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee

    Jerzy Buzek is a former Prime Minister of Poland and former President of the European Parliament. A member of the European Parliament since 2004, he currently chairs European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). He is the chairman of the European Energy Forum, a platform for discussion between European energy stakeholders and policymakers.

    As the chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and a member of the Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, he is a proponent of securing Europe's energy supply and working towards the Energy Union.

  • Alexander Duleba, PhD

    Alexander Duleba, PhD

    Director of the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

    Alexander Duleba has been working at the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association since 1995. He is currently also heading the Centre's Eastern Europe research programme. During the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council, Dr Duleba was the head-organiser of the SET Plan 2016 – Central European Energy Conference.

    On top of his commitments at the RC SFPA, he is also a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Presov University.

  • Monique Goyens

    Monique Goyens

    Director General of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

    Monique Goyens is a consumer expert and advocate. As Director General of BEUC, Ms Goyens represents 43 independent national consumer associations in 31 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels.

    She is a member of many high-level expert groups and fora, currently sitting as the EU co-chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a network of EU and US consumer organisations, and representing BEUC at Consumers International, the international consumer organisation.

  • Theresa Griffin

    Theresa Griffin

    Member of the European Parliament

    Theresa Griffin is a Labour MEP and represents the North West of England. She is Labour Party Spokesperson for the Industry, Research and Energy Committee. In the European Parliament, Theresa has been working for the S&D Group on various energy reports and was recently Rapporteur on the New Deal for Energy Consumers. She is a committed trade union activist and has campaigned closely with all unions on employment rights, health, and disability, rights for young people and equality and against the BNP, EDL and far-right.

  • Morten Helveg Petersen

    Morten Helveg Petersen

    Member of the European Parliament (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

    Morten Helveg Petersen is a Member of the European Parliament in the ALDE group and the Vice Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy committee.

    His mission is to support the development of a European Energy Union and a genuine single market for energy, based primarily on renewable energy sources and highly energy-efficient technologies to meet Europe’s energy needs in the 21st Century while fighting climate change.

  • Dr. Bertrand Piccard

    Dr. Bertrand Piccard

    Initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse

    Originating from a family of explorers, Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. In 2016 he and André Borschberg, taking turns piloting the single-seater aircraft, succeeded in flying around the world powered only by the sun. His ambition is to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies, the next stage of which includes the establishment of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.

  • Claude Turmes

    Claude Turmes

    Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance).

    Claude Turmes is a Member of the European Parliament in the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance.

    Mr. Turmes is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the coordinator on energy issues for the Green Group. Among other things, he has been rapporteur on key legislation such as the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive. As of this year, he has been appointed rapporteur on the governance of the Energy Union, and shadow rapporteur on the revision of the RES Directive and the electricity market design.