The Energy Transition Forum (ETF) is an organization, which provides energy leaders with the opportunity to consider and discuss the implications of the cascading changes in the energy system with their peers in a relaxed, intimate setting under the Chatham House Rule. Convened twice a year – once in Europe, once in the USA – the ETF seeks to generate frank discussion, innovative thinking, and concrete solutions to achieve a timely and responsible transition to a secure, affordable, and low-carbon global energy system.
The ETF was launched in 2012 by the transatlantic think tank, The German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2015, after 2.5 years under the German Marshall Fund, and five successful workshops, the Energy Transition Forum became an independent organization, through the launch of the “ETF 2.0” led by Miriam Maes, and then Co-Chair Jon Wellinghoff.
Since its inception, the Energy Transition Forum has found success using the 2 principles of “total systems thinking” and the “dialogue method” to facilitate strong personal engagement, effective relationships, and a loose network of like-minded participants who are strongly motivated to understand, navigate, and accelerate the on-going energy transition in their own professional environments.
Co-Chair ETF 2.0
Chair Supervisory Board, Port of Rotterdam
Co-Chair ETF 2.0
Former President and CEO,
Senior Partner & Managing Director; Global Lead for the Power, Renewables & Utilities Sector, Boston Consulting Group
President, Energy Future Services
Co-Founder & Partner, Alexa Capital
ETF Program Associate; MSc Environment, Politics, & Society, University College London
Former ETF Co-Chairman 2013- 2016; CEO, GridPolicy Consulting; former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, USA
Former Program Associate, ETF 2.0; Senior Management Consultant, AccountAbility
Former ETF Team Member 2015-2019;
Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions, United Nations Foundation, USA
Former ETF Program Associate; PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College, London