• Jerzy Buzek

    Jerzy Buzek

    Chair of the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE)

    Polish politician and university professor, Jerzy Buzek, is a former Polish Prime Minister and former President of the European Parliament (EP). An MEP since 2004, he currently chairs the EP’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. He lead's EP's work on the Gas Directive, being formerly responsible for projects such as the Clean Energy Innovation legislation and the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. In 2010, together with Jacques Delors, he proposed the creation of a “European Energy Community”, which laid foundations for the EU's Energy Union.

  • Miriam Dalli

    Miriam Dalli

    Member of the European Parliament (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)

    Miriam Dalli is the rapporteur on the legislative proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles.

    A lawyer by profession, Dr Miriam Dalli was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014. She is the coordinator for the Socialist and Democrats in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, a post she has held since 2016.

    Among others, she was appointed Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the 2017 UN Climate Change conference in Germany.

  • Fredrick Federley

    Fredrick Federley

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

    Fredrick Federley is the Swedish Centre Party member of the ALDE group of the European Parliament. He is a member and coordinator on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. He is a substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Currently, he is the ALDE-shadow on the new Renewable Energy Directive. Since 2015, he’s also vice leader of the Centre Party and vice president of ALDE.

  • Monica Frassoni

    Monica Frassoni

    President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)

    Monica Frassoni is an Italian politician and former MEP (1999-2009). During that time she was co-chair of the European Greens–European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament. Currently, she is co-President of the European Green Party.

    Previously, she served for 10 years as an officer of the Greens group in the European Parliament and was Secretary General of the Young European Federalists. In late 2010, Monica took up the role of President of the European Alliance to Save Energy, which promotes energy efficiency across Europe.

  • Theresa Griffin

    Theresa Griffin

    Member of the European Parliament (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)

    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, equality and against the BNP, EDL and far-right.

  • Pirjo Jantunen

    Pirjo Jantunen

    Co-founder and Former Chair of World Energy Council's Future Energy Leaders

    Pirjo Jantunen is an astute energy professional with a passion to shape the vision of tomorrow's energy system and improve the responsibility of organisations alongside their stakeholders. Pirjo is an ambassador of youth involvement in energy. She co-founded the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders Programme (FEL-100) and was its community Chair from 2015-2018. She is Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Helen Ltd., Finnish energy utility. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

  • Dr. Bertrand Piccard

    Dr. Bertrand Piccard

    Initiator, Chairman and Pilot of Solar Impulse

    Bertrand Piccard initiated Solar Impulse – the first aeroplane to circumnavigate the world powered by solar energy. He launched the second phase of his vision, ‘The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions’, aiming to select 1,000 solutions that protect the environment profitably and encourage decision makers to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.

    He urges the uptake of clean technologies and efficient solutions because they are logical and ecological. He has become an influential voice among distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

  • Miroslav Poche

    Miroslav Poche

    Member of the European Parliament (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)

    Miroslav Poche is a politician and a member of the Czech Social Democratic Party. He was elected as an MEP in 2014. Previously, he was one of the leaders of ‘Electromobility Manifesto’, a document describing possible benefits of electromobility in the Czech Republic. He has actively supported the National Association to Support Electromobility and Modern Technologies as the biggest Czech association in the area of energy efficiency in transport. He became rapporteur for the Energy Efficiency Directive in December 2017.

  • Julian Popov

    Julian Popov

    Chairman of Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

    Julian Popov is Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He acts as a goodwill Bulgarian Ambassador for energy and climate policy. Julian is former energy security adviser to the President of Bulgaria, the founding Vice Chancellor and board member of the New Bulgarian University. He was recently voted as one of the 40 most influential voices on European energy policies and European energy efficiency policies by EurActiv.

  • Claude Turmes

    Claude Turmes

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

    Claude Turmes is a Luxembourgish politician, MEP since 1999, and spokesperson for energy policy of the Green Group in the European Parliament. He was appointed to the Comité Accelerateur de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire to advise the French government on the implementation of the energy transition. In 2017, he became European Parliament rapporteur for the Regulation on the governance of the Energy Union. In his role as MEP, Claude has negotiated some of Europe’s key energy and climate policy reforms since 2000.

  • Adina-Ioana Vălean

    Adina-Ioana Vălean

    Member of the European Parliament (EPP, RO)
    Chairwoman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

    Adina-Ioana Vălean is the Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. From 2014 to 2017, she was Vice-President of the European Parliament on behalf of the EPP Group, in charge of ICT. Before becoming a politician, Adina was a social activist, member of several foundations and associations that promote tolerance, dialogues and a liberal economic market. She began her professional career as a teacher of Mathematics in Bucharest. Adina has been an MEP since 2007.

  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner

    Eckart Würzner

    Mayor of Heidelberg, Germany and President of EUROCITIES

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner is Mayor of the City of Heidelberg, member of the Executive Board and President of the Energy Cities Network. He started his career as an environmental consultant in the City of Heidelberg. He is also Director of the Climate Protection an Energy Advisory Agency for Heidelberg and its neighboring communities, Board member of the Association of Cities and Towns of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Member of the Board of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Association of Cities and Towns and Member of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.