Before joining Energy Cities in 1996, he was the executive director of a small energy consultancy office in Hannover and lecturer at the Technical University of Hannover.
Acting as coordinator of the Display® Campaign since its beginning in 2003, Peter possesses technical skills and an experience of more than 35 years in energy auditing and certification, and integration of renewable energy in buildings and in renewable energies and urban planning in general. He has organized numerous study tours in a many Energy Cities’ members. He is a fount of knowledge for Energy Cities’ staff.
As a francophile German, he is the driving force of Energy Cities’ Franco-German projects, « TANDEM » and « Semaine franco-allemande de la transition énergétique/deutsch-französische Energiewendewoche ».
A long-standing cooperation Until now, the two cities, officially twinned since 1974, have focused their cooperation on cultural and educational issues. Now, assisted by Energy […]
Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by […]
More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the […]
Acting as an advising tutor, the city of Stuttgart has contributed its experience of more than two decades in managing/implementing an Internal Contracting scheme. The municipalities of Almada (Portugal), Águeda (Portugal), Koprivnica (Croatia), and Udine (Italy) have taken part as learning authorities with the objective of setting up their own Internal Contracting scheme.
In France as in Germany, the motivation to implement the energy transition is strong. In both countries, economic growth and CO2 emissions are currently closely linked. TANDEM proposes to the institutions of both countries to create a club of local authorities on both sides of the Rhine, and to be a pioneer in the implementation of joint projects. The two countries are thus moving closer to their national and European objectives.
Energy policy and climate protection are issues that are addressed at global level, and particularly at European level.
In the field of energy, two countries have become driving forces for the energy transition in Europe by engaging in similar processes: Germany with its “Energiewende”, and France with its “Transition énergétique”.