Hans-Josef Fell

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Hans-Josef Fell (2010)

Hans-Josef Fell (born January 7, 1952 in Hammelburg ) is a German politician ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ) and former member of the German Bundestag . He is the son of the CSU politician Karl Fell (Mayor of Hammelburg 1966 to 1984) who died in 2012 .

Life and work

After graduating from the Frobenius-Gymnasium Hammelburg in 1971 , Fell completed a teaching degree in physics and sports science at the University of Würzburg . After the first state examination, he did his community service from 1977 to 1978 in a home for difficult-to-educate children and adolescents. After the subsequent legal clerkship , he passed the second state examination for teaching at grammar schools in 1980. Fell has been a teacher since 1981 at the Alexander von Humboldt Gymnasium in Schweinfurt .

After having been chairman of the Germany section from 2002 to 2005, Fell was vice-president of EUROSOLAR from 2005 to 2011 . Hans-Josef Fell was managing director of the Hammelburger Solarstromgesellschaft for several years and is a member of the environmental advisory board of Umweltbank AG .

Fell is the initiator of the Energy Watch Group , of which he has been President since March 2014.

Hans-Josef Fell is married and has three children.

He lives in a wooden house with a grass roof , which he helped to build according to ecological and building biology criteria. His house has received several awards, most recently the Energy Globe Award 2000.

On October 3, 2018, in Hong Kong , he received the Lui Che Woo Prize, endowed with 2.2 million euros, in the “Sustainability” category for his commitment to renewable energies . Lui Che Woo explained that the award is to honor Fell for his role "as one of the founding figures of the global renewables movement". Fell announced that the prize money would be made available to the Energy Watch Group , which he founded .

Political party

After Fell had already been involved in environmental policy , he became a member of the Greens in 1992 .


From 1990 to 1998 Fell was a member of the city ​​council of his hometown Hammelburg and from 1996 to 2003 of the district council of the Bad Kissingen district .

Hans-Josef Fell was a member of the German Bundestag from 1998 until the 2013 federal election . From 1998 to 2002 he was the research policy spokesman for the Bundestag parliamentary group Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and a member of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment . From 2002 to 2005 he was spokesman for research and technology of the Bundestag parliamentary group Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and chairman of the committee for the environment, nature conservation and reactor safety of the German Bundestag. Since 2005 he has been the energy policy spokesman for the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen parliamentary group. Furthermore, Hans-Josef Fell was the rapporteur for his parliamentary group for technology assessment of the German Bundestag ( TAB ) and a deputy member of the defense committee .

He was a member of the Europa-Union parliamentary group of the German Bundestag and deputy chairman of the German-Chinese parliamentary group.

Fell's particular political commitment is the complete conversion of conventional energy generation to renewable energies and the acceptance of the peak oil problem in business, society and politics. Alongside Michaele Hustedt ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ) and Hermann Scheer and Dietmar Schütz (both SPD ), he is counted among the mothers and fathers of the Renewable Energy Sources Act , which became a model for 47 countries around the world. He is also jointly responsible for legal regulations and political initiatives to promote biofuels .

Hans-Josef Fell always entered the Bundestag via the Bavarian State List . His constituency was Bad Kissingen . Due to the poor result of the Greens in the 2013 federal election , Fell was no longer elected to the German Bundestag on September 22, 2013.


  • Bavarian Solar Initiatives, Freising, Deputy. Speaker; unsalaried
  • Bundesverband Bioenergie eV, Bonn, member of the parliamentary advisory board; unsalaried
  • Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie eV, Paderborn, member of the parliamentary advisory board; unsalaried
  • Bundesverband Pflanzenöle eV, Saarbrücken, member of the advisory board; unsalaried
  • German-Ukrainian Competence Center for Energy and Environmental Technology eV, member of the political advisory board; unsalaried
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, member of the Board of Trustees; unsalaried
  • GeoUnion Alfred Wegener Foundation , Berlin, member of the advisory board; unsalaried
  • RegioSolar, Berlin, member of the advisory board; unsalaried
  • SOLARPACT, Friedrichsdorf, patron of the political advisory board; unsalaried
  • Foundation New Responsibility eV, Berlin, member of the advisory board for the research project "Smart Grids"; unsalaried
  • Federal Association for Solar Mobility (BSM)



Web links

Commons : Hans-Josef Fell  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Energy expert Hans-Josef Fell receives million dollar prize . In: Bayerischer Rundfunk , August 24, 2018. Accessed August 24, 2018.
  2. LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilization announces winners for 2018 . Press portal. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  3. Benjamin von Brackel: On into the last battle. EEG: The Renewable Energy Sources Act is nothing less than the future vision of the environmental movement. Now it should be tipped. What its inventors say about it. Friday , October 12, 2012, accessed on October 14, 2017 .
  4. Michaele Hustedt - The mother of the EEG. (PDF) Interview about the creation of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2005 (PDF; 0.5 MB). www.sonnenenergie.de, August 19, 2017, accessed on October 14, 2017 .
  5. ^ Christiane Grefe: Obituary: Hermann Scheer, practical visionary and original democrat. As an energy expert, he was in demand around the world - but political Berlin became alien to him. A personal memory of Hermann Scheer by Christiane Grefe. www.zeit.de, October 15, 2010, accessed on February 22, 2019 .