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Future Energy Systems

Sustainability, financial viability, security of supply and social acceptance: With these goals on their agenda, the initiative “Energy Systems of the Future”, supported by the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Un-ion of German Academies of Sciences, is accompanying the energy revolution in Germany.

With a second project phase, the science academies are continuing the joint initiative under the leadership of acatech. In interdisciplinary working groups, around 100 experts develop options for action to pave the way for an environmentally friendly, secure and affordable energy supply.

Mode of Operation and Dialogue Formats

Statements from this academy project appear in the joint publication "Series of Publications on Scientific Policy Advice". The positions of involved parties from politics, science, business and civil society are collected in various dialogue formats and subsequently evaluated scientifically. The aim is to point out alternative paths for the implementation of the energy revolution.

Structure

The project members are representatives of university, non-university and industrial research. A five-member board of directors manages the project and represents the project in external rela-tions. The statements compiled in the project are approved by the board of trustees. This com-mittee is composed of representatives of the academies, the German scientific community and guests from the political realm.

Institutions

  • German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech (responsibility)
  • German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Members of the Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Dr. Bärbel Friedrich ML
    Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Gausemeier
    acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Grötschel ML
    Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker ML
    Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Prof Dr. Dr. Hanns Hatt ML
    Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
    Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hüttl
    acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Expertenkommission zum Monitoring-Prozess „Energie der Zukunft“
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Staatssekretär Dr. Georg Schütte (Gast)
    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Staatssekretär Rainer Baake (Gast)
    Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

  • Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel
    ifo Institut – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    ifo Zentrum für Energie, Klima und erschöpfbare Ressourcen

Members of the Board of Directors

  • Prof. Dr. Carl Friedrich Gethmann ML, Universität Siegen
  • Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel
    ifo Institut – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    ifo Zentrum für Energie, Klima und erschöpfbare Ressourcen
  • Prof. Dr Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl ML, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Energiekonversion
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung RWI
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

CONTACT

Leopoldina

Dr. Christian Anton

Scientific Officer, Department Science - Policy - Society

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 861
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 839
E-Mail christian.anton @leopoldina.org