Energy is the basis of a functioning industrial and service society. It guarantees prosperity and progress. Nothing works without them. For this, energy must be available around the clock. It has to be affordable. And it must be climate and environmentally friendly. This energy policy triangle, on which there has been consensus at federal, state and local level for decades, was shattered at the latest with Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine. Energy has now become too expensive for many companies and private consumers. Rising prices for fossil fuels fuel inflation and threaten to collapse entire industries.
The Ukraine conflict has relentlessly exposed the deficits in the restructuring of German and European energy supplies. Without gas, oil, coal or nuclear energy and only through the expansion of renewables, the transformation to a climate-neutral society cannot succeed at present. Fossil fuels and nuclear power remain bridging technologies for progressive societies for years. The only question is to what extent and for how long they play which role.
The Climate, Energy, Mobility and Construction Forum, KEMB for short, deals with these topics. Pragmatic, non-ideological and cross-party. Open to technology, interdisciplinary and pioneering. In short, KEMB stands for neutrality, transparency and expertise and sees itself as a pacemaker for an energy transition that secures prosperity in Germany and Europe and implements climate protection in the world on the basis of the Paris Agreement. To this end, it involves all affected stakeholders in the discourse, especially sectors such as tourism, trade, logistics or the construction industry, which have so far received little attention in the debate, although they are key market participants in Germany.
However, KEMB is not just a platform, but sees itself as a think tank and source of inspiration. For this purpose, the forum has established a scientific and a business advisory board, which, even before the conference, which takes place once a year, initiate decisive inputs for the social discourse with interdisciplinary contributions via the website.