European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)
Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes is a renewable energy expert with more than 20 years of professional and honorary experience. He is a Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), after having served as the associations President from 2010 to 2014. He is representing EREF as a Steering Committee Member of REN21. Rainer is also a Board Member of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) and the Chairman of BEE’s European and international affairs Committee. From 1998 to 2005, he was a Director General in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). On behalf of the Ministry, he was a co-chair of the international preparatory committee for the 1st IREC, the renewables2004 conference in Bonn, Germany.