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Zuletzt geändert am:  30.01.2017
Oliver Krischer - http://oliver-krischer.eu/

Welcome to my website,

I am glad you are interested in my work as a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag). You will find lots of information about me and my political work on this website. I am pleased to provide some of the information in English for our visitors from abroad.

In the German Bundestag, I am the vice chair of the Green Party parliamentary group Alliance 90/ The Greens. I fulfill the task of the political coordinator of the Working Committee on Environment & Energy, Transport & Building and Food & Agriculture. I am as well a deputy member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy and of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. I do focus my work on the issues of energy politics in general and renewable energy in particular. 

Due to limited resource, we can only provide a small part of this website in English. Nevertheless, I hope you will find some interesting information. If you have any questions, suggestions or critique, please do not hesitate to contact me and my team in our offices in Berlin or in my electoral district in Düren. Here you will find our contact information.

Oliver Krischer - CV

Oliver Krischer is a member of the German Bundestag. As a delegate of the Green Party (Alliance '90/The Greens), Krischer was elected to the Bundestag in the last two general elections in Germany in 2009 and 2013 and represents the district of Düren, Northrhine-Westfalia.

For the upcoming elections in fall 2017 Oliver Krischer is the male top runner for the Green party in his home-state Northrhine Westphalia. Born in 1969, Krischer joined the Green Party in 1989. After his studies in biology at the RWTH Aachen, he became a legislative assistant for Michaele Hustedt in 1997, a former member of the German Bundestag. Five years later he joined the Green Party Parliamentary Group in the state of Northrhine-Westfalia to work as a senior adviser for energy and agriculture.

In the parliamentary term 2009-2013, Mr. Krischer was the speaker for the parliamentary group in the field of energy economy. He was a member of the Committee on Economics and Technology and a deputy member of the Committee on Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

In the current parliamentary term Mr. Krischer is the vice chairman of the Green party in the German parliament and therefore responsible for the topics energy, environment, climate, agriculture and transportation. He is a deputy member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy and the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Besides this he is the vice-chairman of the Committee of enquiry on the emissions scandal (Dieselgate) and one of the main scouts in the scandal.

Oliver Krischer lives in Düren with his wife and his two children.



Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Global demand for coal is still rising: EU member states have been reluctant to take action against coal projects and continue to subsidize coal related business with almost 10 billion euros per year. King Coal also generates 43 percent of Germany’s total energy.

The "Coal Atlas" contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics. Download it Opens external link in new windowHERE.



Green New Deal for Greece - Renewables and energy efficiency instead of diesel generators lignite-fired power stations

The situation in Greece has brought the shortcomings of an unsustainable overall economic model for Europe sharply into focus: at its heart lies a dependency on fossil sources of energy, the vast majority of which need to be imported. Europe’s annual energy debt to the King of Saudi Arabia or Mr Putin runs into hundreds of billions of euros. If we were to include the costs of the consequential damage and the climate crisis, this bill would be considerably higher, most likely sailing past the billions mark. Read more HERE.


A Green Energy Union

The role of the EU in climate and energy politics is the key: we are the world’s third largest polluter and therefore have an obligation to be a strong force driving international climate policy forward and swift to renewables. All EU citizens need to have access to an affordable, secure and sustainable energy system that is independent of imported fuels and risky technologies such as nuclear power. The priority in climate and energy policy must be  energy savings through higher efficiency and renewable energy. Therefore, it is now time for a 21st century vision of energy – a Green Energy Union. Please read more in the paper of the European Greens/ EFA Group HERE.


Opens external link in new windowThe Electricity Market we need - ecological and flexible!

Twenty-eight percent of electricity generated in Germany now comes from solar, wind, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy. This is a huge success, made possible by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, or EEG). Opens external link in new windowMORE


The German Coal Conundrum

Germany has drawn international attention for its energy policies in past years. The term Energiewende – the country’s transition away from nuclear power to renewables with lower energy consumption – is now commonly used in English. The focus, however, has recently shifted to the role of coal in Germany. MORE


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Timetable for phasing out nuclear energy

The Green roadmap for a switchover to a life-friendly energy supply and a fast nuclear power phase-out . MORE