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Claude TurmesClaude Turmes

Minister for Energy, Minister for Spatial Planning of Luxembourg

Claude Turmes was born on 26 November 1960 in Diekirch.

Claude Turmes was a Member of the European Parliament from June 1999 to June 2018. He was the vice president of the parliamentary group of the Green Party in the European Parliament and was a member of the Committee on Environment, Health and Consumer Protection as well as a member of the Committee on Industry, Energy, Telecom and Research. He was the rapporteur of a large number of European directives, in particular on renewable energies, energy efficiency, the electricity market and climate plans, as well as on the European lobby register. From 2004 to 2018, he was the chairman of EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources), the Interparliamentary association for the promotion of renewable energies in Europe.
After the legislative elections of 14 October 2018 in Luxembourg, Claude Turmes was appointed Minister for Energy and Minister for Spatial Planning on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and déi gréng.

Takes part in

Jan, 21 11:30 AM CET
Main Stage

Energy Efficiency: a Game Changer to Achieve Sustainable Future

With a global hype on renewables, hydrogen, biomass, electric vehicles and other enablers of green energy transition, the importance of continuous improvement of energy efficiency in many industries has been overlooked. Minister Turmes’s keynote speech will focus on the main factors that can enable governments and corporations to intensify their energy efficiency programs to further accelerate their energy transformation.

Claude Turmes Minister for Energy, Minister for Spatial Planning of Luxembourg