The Energy Watch Group (EWG) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan global network of scientists and parliamentarians. The EWG was established in 2006 by an international group of parliamentarians under the direction of the then-member of the German Parliament Hans-Josef Fell against the background that:
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If you are a researcher and would like to join our scientific board, please send your academic CV and cover letter to . The EWG commissions research projects in close consultation with its scientific board. As a member, you will profit from peer-review by renowned scientists, PR support to increase the impact of your EWG study and support with respect to funding.
If you are a parliamentarian and would like to get involved, please contact us at . We will provide you with science-based information on energy topics, contacts with parliamentary colleagues in other countries and non-governmental experts and scientists.
The EWG commissions projects by scientists who are working on studies independently of government and company interests on the following topics:
The scientists are therefore collecting and analysing not only ecological but above all economic and technological connections. The results of these studies are to be presented not only to experts but also to the politically interested public.
Task 1 ● The mission of the EWG is to develop objective studies and disseminate transparent information on energy matters in order to promote accountable policy-making serving common goals as opposed to individual gains.
Task 2 ● The EWG shall inform policy makers, other relevant stakeholders and the politically interested public on matters relevant to energy transition.
Task 3 ● The EWG shall support goal-oriented energy policy making for climate protection and energy security in compliance with economic goals in order to channel investments towards sustainable and socially viable options.
Task 4 ● The EWG shall commission independent scientists with the study of energy-related issues.
Task 5 ● The EWG shall commission independent scientists to review and verify/ refute information, articles and studies by other organisations in the field to disclose myths and realities with respect to global energy issues.
Task 6 ● The EWG shall disseminate its studies free of charge and accessible for everyone.
Task 7 ● The EWG shall maintain and expand an international network of scientists and parliamentarians to support the mission and objectives of the EWG.
All work conducted by the EWG is based on:
The EWG supports a comprehensive, factual, evidence-based and peer-reviewed analysis free of personal interests, particular commitments, value judgments or any other biases.
The EWG publishes all studies and reports open access (free of charge and accessible for everyone) on its website
The EWG is committed to advance science in service of society. EWG acts to change political conduct to resonate with public interest by both educating the public and working with policymakers to deliver real change.
The EWG is made up of:
1. A President, Hans-Josef Fell
2. A Scientific Board, consisting of independent scientists and members of scientific institutions, currently chaired by Dr. Werner Zittel (Ludwig Bölkow Systemtechnik) and Dr. Christian Breyer (Lappeenranta University of Technology)
4. A Secretariat, operated by DWR-eco
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Public Relations Internship with Focus on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
The Energy Watch Group is offering regularly an internship for 3 to 6 months in its office in Berlin. If you are interested in supporting our work and getting an experience with an NGO, working on environment and energy issues, find more information here (in German).