Friedbert Pflüger is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is partner and managing director of the Clean Energy Forum Foundation (CEF), founding partner of Strategic Minds Company GmbH (SMC), Berlin, and the director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at the University of Bonn. From 1990 to 2006 he was a member of the German Bundestag and served as deputy minister of defense in the first Merkel cabinet from 2005 to 2006. He regularly publishes on topics dealing with energy and climate policy.