‘The next generation’ to take the helm at the Offshore Wind Energy Foundation: The foundation’s board of trustees appointed the environmental and energy lawyer Dr Ursula Prall to chair its execute board. As of 1 July, Dr Prall takes over from Jörg Kuhbier, former senator and Partner-of-Counsel at BBH, who has acted as chair since the foundation’s formation in 2005.
Lawyer Dr Ursula Prall, who is a renowned expert in renewable energy law in Germany, has been a partner at BBH Hamburg since 2013. For years, she has been specialising in the legal and political aspects of offshore wind energy. Jörg Kuhbier comments as follows on the board of trustees’ decision: “I have known Dr Prall for many years and am convinced that due to her expertise, she is an excellent choice as chair of the executive board”. Mr Kuhbier will stay on as honorary chairman of the board.
The objective of the independent foundation is to strengthen the role of offshore wind energy within the future energy mix at German and European level as well as to promote its use with a view to enhancing environmental and climate protection. Partners in support of these objectives are a number of ministries, coastal states and companies from different sectors, all of whom are committed advocates of offshore wind energy.
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