Scholars

Hans-Josef Fell

Energy Watch Group
Germany

Hans-Josef Fell is President of the Energy Watch Group and an internationally renowned energy and climate change advisor, author and speaker. Since the 1970s, Fell has been active in local politics, campaigned as part of anti-nuclear, climate protection and peace movements, and advocated for clean renewable technologies and materials. As member of the German Parliament for the Alliance 90/the Greens from 1998 to 2013, he co-authored the 2000 draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the foundation for the technology developments of renewables in Germany and worldwide.

Publications

Hans-Josef Fell & Thure Traber. 2020. “Key points of a legislative initiative for reliable and adequate renewable energy supply. Sector Coupling and Innovation Act for Renewable Energy (SCIA),”

Energy Watch Group (May 2020).

Hans-Josef Fell & Thure Traber. 2019. “Natural Gas Makes No Contribution to Climate Protection,”

Natural Gas Study (September 2019).

Hans-Josef Fell. 2019. “The shift from feed-in-tariffs to tenders is hindering the transformation of the global energy supply to renewable energies,”

Energy Watch Group (March 2019).

Jörn Schwarz & Hans-Josef Fell. 2016. “Deutsche Klimapolitik – vom Vorreiter zum Bremser,“

ASPO Deutschland & Energy Watch Group (November 2016).

Hans-Josef Fell. 2013. “Global Cooling – Strategies for climate protection,”

Beuth (June 2013).

Hans-Josef Fell & Carsten Pfeiffer. 2009. “Chance Energiekrise: Der solare Ausweg aus der fossil-atomaren Sackgasse,“

Beuth (November 2009).

Media Coverage

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on the 2000 Renewable Energy Act and the impact of the landmark law on the deployment of renewables worldwide discussed by Gero Rueter. Energierevolution per Gesetz: EEG startete vor 20 Jahren,” Deutsche Welle, August 24, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on the 2000 Renewable Energy Act and the impact of the landmark law on the deployment of renewables worldwide discussed by Dan Gearino. How Dying Forests and a Swedish Teenager Helped Revive Germany’s Clean Energy Revolution,” Inside Climate News, April 30, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s opinion on what hinders Germany’s energy transition quoted by Florence Schulz. German EU-Presidency: Empty wording on the Green Deal,” Euractiv, April 15, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on a legislative initiative for stimulating sector coupling and innovations in renewable energy systems discussed by Sarah Lawton. Germany’s transition to renewable power,” Euractiv, April 14, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on a legislative initiative for stimulating sector coupling and innovations in renewable energy systems discussed by Julian Wettengel. Think tank proposes remuneration for innovative renewables systems guaranteeing non-stop feed-in,” Clean Energy Wire, April 7, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on a legislative initiative for stimulating sector coupling and innovations in renewable energy systems discussed by Stefan Schultz. Nonstop-Ökostrom soll gezielt gefördert werden,” Spiegel Online, April 2, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on the 2000 Renewable Energy Act and the impact of the landmark law on the deployment of renewables worldwide discussed by Florence Schulz. 20 Years of Germany’s EEG: Clear unwillingness of the current government,” Euractiv, April 1, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s opinion on what hinders Germany’s energy transition quoted by Gero Rueter, Was behindert die Energiewende?” Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s work on the 2000 Renewable Energy Act and the impact of the landmark law on the deployment of renewables worldwide discussed by Jillian Weinberger, Amy Drozdowska, & Byrd Pinkerton. How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world,” Vox, January 22, 2020.

Hans-Josef Fell’s opinion on what hinders Germany’s energy transition quoted by Kristin Nelson. Can Germany regain its reputation as a climate change leader? CBC, September 23, 2019.

Hans-Josef Fell quoted by Manuel Först in Industrielobby nimmt die Klimaschutzbewegung ins Visier,” energiezukunft, July 17, 2019.

Neue INSM-Kampagne will die starke Klimaschutzbewegung der Jugend aushebeln,” Hans-Josef Fell, PV Magazine, July 16, 2019.