INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS
ALTHOFF Francis (Germany)
Francis Althoff is active in the resistance against nuclear technology
since 1977 and he is involved in the promotion of renewable and alternative
energy systems. He lives since 1979 in Wendland where the Gorleben nuclear
industry facilities, amongst others an intermediate repository for spent
fuel, are situated. The transports of spent fuel to the facilities have
for decades caused fierce opposition and demonstrations with tens of thousands
1992 – 2005 Francis Althoff was chairperson of the organisation Rondel
promoting alternative energy. Since 1994 member of the board of “Bürgerinitiative
Umweltschutz Lüchow Dannenberg, and organisation that coordinates
the resistance against the Gorleben nuclear facilities. Since 1998 he works
at the office of the organisation. Since 2001 he is the chairperson of
Francis Althoff is the editor of the “Gorleben Rundschau” –newsletter.
He is the author and co-publisher of the book “Leben im Atomstaat – Im
atomaren Ausstiegspoker ist unser Widerstand der Joker” describing life
in the shadow of the nuclear industry and the necessity of resistance.
He is also the designer of nuclear critical brochures and information material.
Francis Althoff has taken part in a number of conferences and seminars
dealing with nuclear power. He has held many speeches about the dangers
of this energy source and he stresses the importance of international cooperation
against the nuclear industry.
BERÁNEK Jan (Czech Republic)
Address: Van Walbeeckstraat 17, 1058 CG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone_ + 31 651 109 558
2007 nuclear energy project leader, Greenpeace International
2006 – 2007 coordinator of campaigns on energy and climate for Greenpeace
CEE in Slovakia, Poland and Hungary; chairperson of the Czech relay of
the World Information Service on Energy (WISE)
2003 – 2005 chairperson, Green Party Czech Republic
2002 – 2003 independent energy and environment consultant
2001 co-founder of the “Brandys initiative”, formulating the demands
for principles and concrete measures to further develop civic society and
citizens initiatives, negotiation with leading politicians and signing
a treaty with them on their support of these structural steps
1999 – 2002 executive director, Friends of the Earth Czech Republic
1992 – 2002 member of the board, Friends of the Earth Czech Republic
1989 – 1999 senior energy campaigner, Friends of the Earth Czech Republic
1989 co-founder of Friends of the Earth Czech Republic (Hnutí
2005 internship in U.S. with Marshall Memorial Fellowship for „Young
Leaders of Europe“
1993 – 1995 five semesters of sociology, Masaryk University, Brno
1993 six months internship at World Information Service on Energy (WISE)
1988 – 1990 five semesters of theoretical physics, Masaryk University,
Various trainings on communication, management, strategic planning,
BODROV Oleg (Russia)
Mobile: + 7 921 7452 631
Oleg Bodrov, NGO Green World Chairman, international Coalition Clean
Baltic Board member (1999-2004), International Socio-Ecological Union member
Graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic University 1976. Engineer
1976-1980 engineer-researcher-tester of submarine nuclear reactors
safety problems in Science & Research Institute of Nuclear Technology
(NITI) in Sosnovy Bor, St. Petersburg region. Started the investigation
on environmental safety problems after the explosion in the nuclear facility
which, which destroyed the building and killed personnel.
Bodrov is an ecologist since 27 years. Research works on mathematical
modeling for nuclear power plant impact on water ecosystems. Headed the
group of mathematical modeling and experimental research in the Regional
Environment Research Laboratory of the Khlopin Institute of Radium in Sosnovy
Bor, St. Petersburg 1980-1992. Investigated the Chernobyl radioactively
contaminated zone in the autumn 1986.
1992-1994 director of ECOTECH Ltd – environmental research, technologies
1994-1997 methodologist-environmentalist of the Juvenile Tourism Centre
1994-2000 editor-in-chief of the environmental analytical bulletin
“Baltic Region – Our Habitat”.
1991-1992 and since 1997 chairman of NGO Green World.
Oleg Bodrov has organized several international environmental conferences,
seminars, independent environmental impact assessments of harmful installations
on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea). He is the author
of articles, and has been interviewed in Russia, Finland, France, Germany,
Holland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, USA and elsewhere about social and environmental
In 2000 Oleg Bodrov and NGO Green World received the Baltic Sea Prize
(the Åland Islands Foundation) for the protection of the Baltic Sea
BRYNTSE Göran (Sweden)
Mobile: +46 70 62 17 196
PhD in Paper Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm,
Expert on the energy demand of the Swedish pulp and paper industry
1977 within the State Energy Commission and 1979 within the so called State
Investigation of consequences of phasing out nuclear power, 1979.
Department Director at the Swedish National Technical Board, 1981-1984.
Assistant professor in Graphic Arts Technology at the University College
of Dalarna since 1984.
Member of the board of the Swedish National Energy Authority 1998-2003.
Chairman of the Peoples Campaign against Nuclear Power and Nuclear
Weapons since 2004.
Was awarded the Swedish televisions national environmental prize 1988
for the leadership in the campaign against dioxin-creating chlorine bleaching
CHAREYRON Bruno (France)
Phone: +33 4 75 41 82 57
Mobile: + 33 6 73 49 30 23
Bruno Chareyron has been Director of the CRIIRAD laboratory in Valence,
France since 1993. He has an Engineering Diploma in Energy and Nuclear
Technology – ENSIEG (Electricity) & ENSPG (Physics) from Grenoble,
France and a DEA in Nuclear Engineering and Particle Physics. His experience
is especially in the area of radiation detection and environmental impact
assessment. He has conducted studies dealing with the radiological impact
of nuclear full chain facilities (uranium mines, nuclear plants, reprocessing
plants, research reactors), military facilities, and hospitals.
In 1999 Bruno Chareyron was an expert in the “Groupe Radioecology Nord
Cotentin” that assessed the impact of the nuclear facilities at Cap de
la Hague (reprocessing plant, nuclear reactor, military facilities, nuclear
waste repository). He has been conducting an independent review of the
radioactive discharge monitoring and environmental monitoring of the Fessenheim
and Le Blayais nuclear power plants in France.
He has worked with people from, amongst other places, France, Belgium,
Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Niger, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, UK, and
Japan; and with a wide range of backgrounds, e.g. experts, civil servants,
scientists, operators, citizens, elected people, journalists, NGO leaders,
FOUQUET Dörte (Germany/Belgium)
Phone: +32 2672436
Since 1993, Senior Partner in the law firm Kuhbier with admission to
the bar in Hamburg and in Brussels. Working as a Brussels based German
lawyer, she has specialised in European and International law and consulting
on European Community affairs in the fields of competition law (especially
related to questions of access to the energy market for independent power
production and on distorting subsidies in the energy sector), energy law,
environment, transport, financing of international projects, conversion
and legal approximation in Central and Eastern Europe.
Activities among others:
· Intensive formal complaint to the European Commission concerning
infringement of EU competition law in connection with the new EPR
nuclear reactor project in Finland (EREF, since 2004).
· Court case on annulment procedure against European Commission
on rejecting that loan under participation of German public Bank Bayerische
Landesbank constitutes state aid (since March 2007, Case T-94/04)
· Project partner in EC Research project EU Decommissioning
Funding Methodologies/ TREN/05/NUCL/S07.55436 (2005-2006)
· Representative of EREF in Brussels (European Renewable Energies
Federation asbl., since 1999
· Member of the Steering Committee for the International Conference
on Renewables in Bonn June 2004 (2003/2004).
· Legal expertise and advice to Independent Power producer concerning
national allocation planning within the Emission trading system for new
market entrants in Germany, including negotiation with the European Commission
( CHOREN industries, 2003,2004).
· Report on legal and political Frame work conditions for the
Development and Modernisation of CHP / district heating and Cooling and
electricity production from bio waste in the new Member States and Candidate
countries (B+V Industrietechnik Hamburg, 2004).
· Legal counsel for the German Concord Power in the German anti-trust
law case against the German ministerial approval of the merger between
e.on and Ruhrgas (before the OLG Düsseldorf, 2002).
· General Legal Counsel Europe for First Solar, US based PV
Manufacturing company, which now builds 120 Mio Euro Investment manufacturing
plant in Frankfurt Oder (Germany) (since 2005)
· Legal counsel for several municipal German electric utilities
(Stadtwerke) concerning a decision of the Commission which rejected
our complaint to treat the tax free reserve provisions for German nuclear
power supply industry as state aid (2001 -2003).
· Court procedure before the European Court of Justice against
decision of European Commission on non-state aid concerning practice of
decommissioning funds treatment in Germany (based on complaint from 2001
by several German municipal power producers)
· Legal counsel for banks and associations concerning questions
of European law during the debate about the German StromeinspeisungsG
(act of current entry) and the ErneuerbareEnergien Gesetz (EEG) (act of
renewable energies) (1999 to 2001).
· Legal Counsel for several clients on questions related to
the development of the further liberalisation of the energy market Directive
2003/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2003
concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing
FROGGATT Antony (UK)
Phone: +44 20 7923 0412
Since 1997 Antony has worked as a freelance consultant on energy and
nuclear issues in the EU and neighbouring states. He has worked
at length on EU energy policy issues for European Governments, the European
Commission and Parliament and commercial bodies.
He has alo worked extensively with environmental groups and public
bodies in Central Europe and neighbouring states, particularly in the run
up to enlargement, assisting in the development of policies, initiatives
and capacity building. Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at conferences,
universities and training programmes across Europe and is a research associate
at Warwick Business School.
Prior to working freelance Antony was employed for nine years as a
nuclear campaigner and co-ordinator for Greenpeace International.
HVELPLUND Frede (Denmark)
Frede Hvelplund is educated within economy and social anthropology and
is professor and Dr. Techn. in Energy Planning at the Department of Development
and Planning at Aalborg University. He has been working for many years
with the link between technological innovation within renewable energy
and conservation as well as with the political, social and economical conditions
that are necessary in order to further these technologies. Together with
members of the Sustainable Energy Group at Aalborg University, and colleges
from other Danish Universities, he has made several renewable energy and
energy conservation plans for Denmark. The first one was the alternative
energy plan from 1976, and the latest the 2006 energy plan, which was made
by his colleges in collaboration between Aalborg University and the Danish
The conclusions from these plans and the concrete development at the
Danish energy scene are:
- It is technically possible to halve the Danish consumption
of fossil fuels before 2025 and to reach
100% renewable energy and conservation before 2050
in an economically sustainable way.
- This does not happen on its own on the market, but requires
a systematic policy, which will often
meet a strong resistance from established energy
companies, as they may loose market shares.
- Under these conditions, the needed policy can only be established
by means of a strong interplay
between non governmental organisations at the energy
scene, the general public, and a
Parliament that is able and willing to enter this
type of innovative democratic process.
JOHANSSON Thomas B. (Sweden)
Phone: +46 733 22 57 00
Thomas B Johansson studied at the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden,
where he obtained a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics in 1974. He was appointed
Professor of energy systems analysis in 1986. From 1994 till 2001 he was
Director of the Energy and Atmosphere Programme in UNDP, where he initiated
the use of energy as an instrument for socio-economic development in UNDP
work on development cooperation, and developed and launched the World Energy
Assessment in cooperation with UNDESA and World Energy Council.
In 2001, he became Director of the International Institute for Industrial
Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden. He is currently
Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Energy Assessment. He
was Convening Lead Author of the IPCC Second Assessment Report (Energy
Supply Mitigation Options) from 1992 to 1996. He was also a founding member
of the Board of the International Energy Initiative from 1992 till present.
He has chaired and has held memberships of a number of international
and multilateral boards, among which are the Senior Policy Advisory Council
of the China Sustainable Energy Programme, the Working Group on Energy
Strategies and Technologies of the China Council on International Cooperation
for Environment and Development, the International Advisory Board of the
Wuppertal Institute, Scientific Advisory Committee of the International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Global Network on Energy
for Sustainable Development (GNESD), Scientific and Technical Advisory
Panel of the Global Environment Facility, and the Editorial Board of the
World Energy Assessment. He was appointed to the Swedish Government’s Scientific
Advisory Council on Climate Change, 2007. He received the Volvo Environment
Prize in 2000.
KÖRBLEIN Alfred (Germany)
Mobile:+ 49 176 2373 2616
Alfred Körblein studied physics at the University of Stuttgart.
After 2 years in North and South America he went to the University of Heidelberg
where he started to work for his PhD in solid state physics which he received
in 1998. He did most of the experimental work for his PhD at the high flux
research reactor of the ILL in Grenoble, France.
From 1979 to 1993 he worked for Siemens company in Munich developing
hardware for main frame computers. He then worked at the “Munich Science
Shop”, a citizen’s group of concerned scientists, and at the “Munich Environmental
Institute” from 1998 to 2004 when he retired.
His commitment to the anti-nuclear and ecological movement already
started back in the 1970s when he participated in a demonstration against
the construction of the Super Phenix fast breeder reactor in Malville near
Lyon, France. He helped to organize a seminar titled Energomania in Lodeve,
Southern France in 1978. In Germany he fought against government plans
to build a nuclear reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf in Bavaria. In 1994
he joined the Phoenix initiative to promote and install thermal solar collector
systems. He was an energy adviser for the Green Party in Munich for about
20 years. In 1997, his study on perinatal mortality in Germany following
the Chernobyl accident was published. His recent studies address the effects
of atmospheric weapons tests on perinatal mortality in Germany and the
association of cancer rates with background radiation in Bavaria.
LILJEGREN-PALMAER Eia (Sweden)
Mobile: +46 705 98 60 84
Eia Liljegren-Palmaer joined the peace movement already in the fifties.
She collected signatures for the Stockholm Appeal against nuclear weapons.
Later she was active in AMSA, a movement against Swedish nuclear weapons.
She also took part in several marches against the Barsebäck nuclear
power station. In 1979 she joined an anti-nuclear movement, which, in the
time before the Swedish referendum about nuclear power in 1980, turned
into the “Peoples Movement No to Nuclear Power” today called the Swedish
Anti-nuclear Movement. After the referendum Eia worked in the office of
the movement and in 1983 she became a member of the board. In 1988 Eia
Liljegren-Palmaer was engaged as the first environmental ombudsman of the
Left party. Today Eia is the vice chairperson of the Swedish Anti-nuclear
Movement and she is responsible for uranium mining and international matters.
She has written numerous articles and papers and taken part in all kinds
of conferences, seminars, demonstrations and other activities dealing with
Eia Liljegren-Palmaer worked also as a journalist for several papers
LOWRY David (UK)
Mobile: +44 774 050 3518
David Lowry works as independent research consultant with specialist
knowledge of UK and EU nuclear & environment policy.
David Lowry was awarded a PhD on nuclear decision making by the Open
University, Milton Keynes, UK) in 1987. He previously studied at the State
University of New York (1978-79) and the London School of Economics, London
In 2001 he was presented with a special award for education at the
Nuclear Free Future Foundation annual awards and the UK Campaign for Freedom
of Information 1995 Award in the politics category (jointly with Llew Smith
MP) for the most effective and persistent campaign of parliamentary probing
through the use of parliamentary questioning on civil and military nuclear
Since 1992, David Lowry has prepared over 5,000 parliamentary questions
for UK MPs and MEPs, drafted motions for resolution, speeches and articles
on their behalf, suggested amendments to Euro-Parliament reports and researched,
drafted and steered through to successful European Parliament Plenary Assembly
endorsement two committee reports. Up to the 1997 UK General Election David
Lowry acted as policy adviser and researcher for former UK environment
minister Michael Meacher MP. This consulting activity included the drafting
of six policy reports upon which action was subsequently taken in Government.
In 2000-01 he was a co-author of a major report on the environmental and
health implication of nuclear reprocessing at La Hague & Sellafield
for the Science & Technology Options Assessment (STOA) programme of
the European Parliament (2000-01), acted as a contributing editor of Plutonium
Investigation (www.pu-investigation.org) (1999-00) and contributed to an
international scientific and policy study project on plutonium fuel (International
MOX Assessment IMA Project 1995-97).
MARCHANDIER Veronique (France)
Phone: +33 675 346 925
Veronique Marchandier is board member of Réseau Sortir du nucléarie,
a network of 790 different French organizations and movements for phasing
out nuclear power. It is the main French anti-nuclear coalition and it
is entirely founded by donations and subscriptions of its members. Veronique
Marchandier has been active in the anti-nuclear movement for years and
she has taken part in several anti-nuclear demonstrations and in many conferences
and seminars debating the problems of nuclear power, renewable energy,
energy efficiency and the rethinking of energy policy. In her activities
Veronique Marchandier stresses the connection between the civilian and
the military use of nuclear power. Civilian nuclear power in France is
a consequence of a military choice made by General de Gaulle at the end
of world war two.
MÖRNER Nils-Axel (Sweden)
Nils-Axel Mörner, professor of paleogeophysics and geodynamics,
is a specialist on the Fennoscandian uplift, paleoseismicity, neotectonics
and the general stability of the Fennoscandian bedrock. He has been in
the nuclear waste handling debate for 30 years. He has written numerous
scientific research papers. In his book “Ecce Homo” (1980), he pleaded
for a controllable dry rock deposition of the nuclear waste (the DRD method)
instead of the totally uncontrollable/unretrievable KBS-3 method. He has
reviewed the Swedish nuclear waste program continually since 1983 (with
a major general review in 2005).
Mörner was head of the unit of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamic
at Stockholm University 1991-2005. This department became a centre for
international studies of neotectonics and paleoseismics, where many specialists
from abroad spent their time and several students took their PhD-theses.
Mörner was the organizer of the new (1973) Neotectonic Commission
of INQUA and its president from 1981 to 1991. He issued the Neotectonics
Bulletin annually (1973-1996). International studies on “paleoseismicity”
commenced within this commission. After a number of research papers on
the paleoseismicity of Sweden, Mörner presented a major monograph
in 2003 on “The Paleoseismicity of Sweden – a novel paradigm”, where he
presented firm evidence of 56 major earthquakes in the past. His findings
meant the end of all talk about a long-term safety. By that putting the
nuclear waste handling in a completely new situation calling for an alternative
to the KBS-3 method; that is the DRD method.
OZHAROVSKIY Andrey (Venäjä)
Email : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +7 905 577 1240
Andrey Ozharovskiy is a project co-ordinator and anti-nuclear campaigner
of the Russian Environmental Group Ecodefense.
Andrey graduated in theoretical nuclear physics from the Moscow Engineering
Physics Institute, a leading college of Soviet (later Russian) Nuclear
Ministry. In 1987-89 as a student he took part in the first in the Soviet
Union large pacifist and environmentalist movement “Next Stop”. He was
a founder of the International Discussion Club - Moscow (IDC), an
informal students group to fight the Iron Curtain.
Since 2002 Andrey Ozharovskiy is a campaigner of Ecodefense. He was
co-organiser of several summer anti-nuclear camps as well as a serious
of symbolic and direct anti-nuclear actions in different parts of Russia.
He is involved in campaigns to stop the Kola NPP and not to launch NPP
on ships in northern Russia as well as in campaigns against new NPP construction
in other Russian regions.
He is actively involved in the campaign against nuclear waste (so-called
uranium tails) transportation from Europe to Russia. His application to
a prosecutor in Germany against Urenco-Deutschland is still under investigation.
OZOLA-MATULE Alda (Latvia)
Mobile: +371 29 17 30 47
Alda Ozola.Matule started her activities in environmental NGOs in 1997
when she joined the Environmental Protection Club of Latvia as a volunteer.
Thereafter she started to work on different projects related to environmental
policy integration into sector policies, monitoring of EU structural assistance
and promoting NGO involvement into planning processes. In addition to working
as project coordinator for several environmental NGOs her work experience
includes also lecturing at the University of Latvia on international economy.
At present Alda Ozola-Matule in working in the Latvian Green Movement
and is also national coordinator for the CEE Bankwatch Network. Her activities
are primarily focused on the issues of energy, climate change, green procurement
and greening the use of EU funds.
Since July 2004 Alda is chairperson of the Latvian Green Movement.
In 2005 and 2006 she held the position of chairperson of the environmental
Advisory Council that comprises twenty environmental NGOs in Lativa willing
to shape environmental policy. Alda is also member of an Expert working-group
established to provide advices on implementation of the National Development
Plan and member of the NGO Advisory working-group on EU structural funds.
Alda Ozola-Matule has graduated from the University of Latvia in 2003.
She obtained Master degree in economy. In 2006 she finished her master
studies in environmental management and in 2007 she started her PhD studies
in environmental management focusing on NGO activities and societal environmental
PIKSRYS Saulius (Lithuania)
Mobile: +370 68 792 486
Saulius Piksrys earned an energy engineer degree from Kaunas Technological
University in 1984. 1984-1988 he was employed at ferrous metal industry
plant "METALAS" as an engineer of heating and ventilation systems.
1988-1994 he was deputy director of Kaunas Department of the Ministry of
Environment. In 1994/1995 he studied environmental science at the university
of Kalmar in Sweden. 1995-1999 he was technical director of Joint
Lithuanian/USA environmental consulting company RIANT. Since 1999 he works
for the Central and Eastern European Bankwatch Network (CEE) as coordinator
of energy issues in Lithuania.
Saulius Piksrys was the founder of the first independent environmental
organizations in Lithuania; Community “Atgaja” in 1987 and Lithuanian Green
Movement in 1988. He has been engaged in pedagogic work as lecturer
on ecology, environmental protection and sustainable development at Kaunas
Business College and University of Agriculture.
The main fields of Piksrys professional interests are energy policies,
antinuclear campaigning legislative issues on energy and environment. He
has wide experience of international projects management, preparation of
project applications and he has written numerous articles, overviews and
PINO Manuel F. (USA)
Manuel Pino, is a professor of sociology and Director of American Indian
Studies at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to
teaching at Scottsdale he worked as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State
University in Tempe in the School of Justice Studies. Manuel Pino is from
Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.
Manuel’s research orientation is environmental issues and their impact
on American Indians. Manuel has published several book chapters, articles
in academic journals, articles in environmental publications and Indigenous
publications in both the U.S. and Canada. Manuel has worked in the
area of American Indians and the environment for the past thirty years
with an emphasis on uranium mining and nuclear fuel cycle issues impacting
Indigenous Peoples throughout North America.
Manuel is currently working with former American Indian uranium miners
in New Mexico, Arizona, Washington and South Dakota on health issues related
to radiation exposure and in Indigenous communities opposing nuclear waste
storage and mining on their lands.
Manuel served as a delegate of Indigenous Peoples at the 2001 United
Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa and
the 2002 United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg,
South Africa and numerous other international forums involving Indigenous
Peoples including the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples and the UN Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Manuel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Indigenous
Environmental Network, Southwest Research and Information Center, Red Rock
Foundation, Project Underground and the Laguna Acoma Coalition For A Safe
Environment of which he is a founding member. He also is a member of the
American Sociological Association, the American Indian Studies Consortium
and the American Indian Professors Association.
PUIG Josep (Spain)
Josep Puig, Ph D engineer, Politechnical University of Barcelona is
working currently both at the University and with private companies, mainly
in the renewable energy field. Courses on Energy Resources and Energy &
Society as Associate Professor at the ‘Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’
Founder in 1981 of Ecotècnia S. Coop., a Barcelona pioneering
wind energy manufacturing firm. As a founder of Ecotècnia he has
been recipient of the Poul laCour Award at the 2001 European Conference
on Wind Energy. Founder in 1992 of Ecoserveis, a non-profit NGO devoted
to consultancy, research and education on energy and environment. Ecoserveis
has been awarded by the European Solar Prize 2004 in the category of Solar
Architecture, for leading the Sun Factory project in Barcelona.
Author of many books, papers and articles on energy, technology and
Between 1995 and 1999 he served as Sustainable City Councillor and
as a chairman of the Civic Table on Energy. He leaded the Barcelona process
to adopt the Barcelona Solar Ordinance The ordinance has been awarded with
the European Solar Prize 2001. He chaired the European network of cities
working on energy ‘Energie-Cités’ (1997-2000). He is currently involved
with ‘Barcelona Grup d’Energia Local – BarnaGEL’, the local energy agency
of the Barcelona area, created in 1996 with the support of the E.U. SAVE
Member of the Group of Scientists and Technicians for a Non Nuclear
Future since 1981, NGO organising since 1987 the Catalonian Conferences
for a Sustainable and Non Nuclear Energy Future in Barcelona.
Founder member and president of EUROSOLAR Spain and vice-president
of EUROSOLAR – The European Association for Renewable Energies.
He has been involved with the Rio-92 process and acted as energy negotiator
in the International NGO Forum at the Rio Global Forum. Also he has been
participating at the Johanesburg People’s Global Forum.
From 2002 he acts as senior consultant with Ecofys S.L. in Barcelona
RICHTER Regine (Germany)
Mobile: 49+170+293 0725
Regine Richter was trained as a biologist. She is working for the German
environment and human rights organisation "Urgewald" . Urgewald campaigns
against global environmental destruction and poverty. Since we found that
financing is at the beginning and heart of many harmful and destructive
projects, we focus on financial institutions, be it public banks and institutions
like the World Bank, European Investment Bank and export credit agencies,
be it private banks like Deutsche Bank, Hypovereinsbank, Commerzbank, etc.
Urgewald campaigns for a responsible energy consumption, for
a better implementation of social and environmental standards in government
and financial institutions and for the recognition of indigenous
and local people's rights threatened through large-scale projects such
as dams, oil pipelines, nuclear power plants and mining.
For Urgewald Regine Richter follows energy topics and has been campaigning
against a German export credit guarantee for Lokiluoto 3 and against the
support by German banks for the Bulgarian Belene NPP.
Apart from working for Urgewald, Regine Richter has been active for
15 years in the German environmental organisation Robin Wood which focusses
on energy, forests and transport. She an active editing staff for the quarterly
published Robin Wood Magazine.
de RIJK Peer (Holland)
Peer de Rijk started working on nuclear energy issues in 1980 as a volunteer
activist in several small grassroots groups.
1983 - 1990 involved as an organiser in numerous direct actions against
nuclear energy in the Netherlands. Main organiser of occupations, blockades,
debates, publications, smaller and bigger direct actions, manifestations
and demonstrations against Borssele and Dodewaard nuclear power stations,
URENCO enrichment facility, dumping of radwaste in sea etc etc.
1990 - 1996 energy campaigner at Milieudefensie (Foe Netherlands) responsible
for climate and energy work. Organiser of events, actions, publications,
international meetings within the network, development of toolkits for
local groups, media-spokesperson for nuclear energy on behalf of Foe Netherlands
1997 to 2000 nuclear energy campaigner for WISE Amsterdam, responsible
for the work in Asia, a project to support Asian NGOs working on nuclear
energy issues, financed by the Dutch government.
2000 – executive director of WISE, co-publisher of the Nuclear Monitor
Board Memberships: Member of the Board of vereniging Milieudefensie
(Friends of the Earth Netherlands), Member of the Board of the X-Y fund,
Member of the Board of Vereniging WeeGee
Member of the Board of Stichting RWW
SWAHN Johan (Sweden)
Mobile: +46-70 467 3731
Dr. Johan Swahn is the Director of the NGO Office for Nuclear Waste
Review, MKG (in Swedish: Miljöorganisationernas kärnavfallsgranskning).
MKG works with nuclear waste issues since 2005 with economic support
from the Nuclear Waste Fund, the Board of which is a government authority
with the main task of managing the Nuclear Waste Fund. The Swedish Society
for Nature Conservation, SNF, is the largest member organisation.
Dr. Swahn has a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Chalmers University
of Technology. His Ph.D and post-doc work was done at Chalmers in the field
of Science Technology and Global Security focusing on the issues of nuclear
non-proliferation, nuclear waste and military fissile material disposition.
Before his present position Dr. Swahn worked as a researcher and teacher
in the fields of energy, environment and global security at the Department
of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg.
His last major project at Chalmers was as project coordinator for the project
Göteborg 2050. In this project back-casting methodology was used to
develop sustainable images of the future for energy, transportation, urban
planning, waste management and food together with planners and other actors
in the city and region of Göteborg.
Dr. Swahn has worked actively in the Pugwash movement and the International
Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES).
YELISTRATOVA Antonina (Belarus)
Mobile: +375 29 158 9981 and +370 6055 1442
Antonina Yelistratova is member of the organization “Ecohome” (Belarus).
The focus of her activities are: education for sustainable development
and alternative energy sources. The Coalition against nuclear power was
founded at the end of 2006. The main aims are: to work against the plans
to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus and to promote sustainable energy
Antonina Yelistratova is working on her degree in political science
with the focus on: European integration, European neighborhood policy,
globalization and sustainable development.