consultant & writer
sustainable strategies – renewable energies
working languages: German, English, Italian, French, (Spanish)
Berchtesgadener Str. 8, D – 10779 BERLIN / office +49-30-86432487 / mobile +49-176-4306030
Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser is working as freelance consultant for renewable energies and sustainable strategies in Berlin since 2008. Born in 1952, he grew up in Italy. After his degree in physics at the University of Bern/Switzerland, he first worked as journalist and consultant on energy issues and was member of the board of directors of the Swiss Energy Foundation since 1976. Later, he turned to research on technology policy, regional development and European environmental and transport policies. For fifteen years he was founder and director of the EURES Institute for Regional Studies in Europe in Freiburg/Germany. More recently he served as Acting Secretary General of the Alpine Convention, an international treaty for the sustainable development of the Alpine area, with offices in Innsbruck, Bolzano and Chambéry. Back as consultant in the energy debate, today he mainly focuses on renewable energies and photovoltaics: foundation process of IRENA, European Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy, foundations, industry, associations.
2013-2015 he coordinated „xGWp European Gigawatt Fab“, a European industry initiative for establishing a Gigawatt scale production of heterojunction PV cells and modules.