Hermann SCHEER became a Social Democratic member of the German parliament in 1980. He is General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and President of the Eurosolar association. As a member of parliament, Mr. Scheer was a key figure in the adoption of a recent German law on alternative energy development. He is also the author of several books in the field, notably in solar energy. In addition to other awards, Scheer won the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1999 for his work. Time Magazine named him one of five “heroes for the green century” in 2002.
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