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Oliver Krischer (born 26 July 1969 in Zülpich, Germany) is a German Green politician and member of the German Bundestag.

Education and early career

Krischer grew up in Heimbach (Eifel; Germany). After the A-Levels and civilian service he studied biology at RWTH Aachen. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for Michaele Hustedt, a former member of the German Bundestag. From 2002 to 2009 he worked as scientific assistant for the Green parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia in the thematic fields of energy, agriculture and land use regulation.

Political career

In 1989, Krischer joined the Green Party. Since 1994 he is member of the Kreistag and became chairman of the parliamentary group in 1997. He became district chairman of his party in 2005 and was elected in the Bezirksvorstand Mittelrhein in 2006. From 2001 to 2006 he served as chairman of the Biological Station in Düren.

In the 2009 federal elections, Krischer was elected into the German Bundestag via his nomination on the Green ballot list.

In his first term between 2009 and 2013, Krischer was a member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Technology and an alternate member of the Committee on the Environment, Conservation and Reactor Safety. He also served as his parliamentary group's spokesperson on energy and resource efficiency. In addition, he headed the Working Group for Energy and Climate of the Green Party’s parliamentary group.

In the current parliamentary term starting with the 2013 elections Krischer serves as vice chairman of the Green Party's parliamentary group under the leadership of co-chairs Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Anton Hofreiter; in this role, he is responsible for the topics, energy, environment, climate, reactor safety, animal protection, agriculture and transportation. He is a deputy member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy and the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Besides this he is the vice-chairman of the Committee of enquiry on the emissions scandal (Dieselgate) and one of the main scouts in the scandal.

Other activities

  • AWA Entsorgung GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Agora Energiewende, Member of the Council[1]
  • Bundesverband Bioenergie (BBE), Member of the Advisory Board[2]
  • German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Board
  • German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Board
  • Friends of the Eifel National Park, Chairman of the Board
  • Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), Member
  • Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Member
  • Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (Tierschutzverein) in the administrative district Düren, Member
  • Eurosolar, Member of the Board (2011-2013)

Personal life

Krischer currently lives in Düren (Germany) with his wife and their two sons.

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