Ada Ámon is currently the director of
the Energy Club which is an independent, non-governmental,
not-for-profit group working for sustainable energy policy.
After graduation at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1993 she started to work for the Energy Club as a volunteer. In 1994 she was contracted as the Hungarian resident consultant on energy policy for the International Institute for Energy Conservation, London. In 1996 she joined the CEE Bankwatch Network as the Hungarian Energy Coordinator. Since 1998 she has been the director of the Energy Club, which is a leading NGO and think tank group in CEE on energy policy issues. Among other programmes, the Energy Club organised courses, trainings and seminars for the new generations of CEE NGO activists on energy and environment related themes over the last decade.
Since April 2004 she is a member of the National Environmental Council, a body which is the official advisory group of the Hungarian Government. She was an invited lecturer several times at the Central European University besides other Hungarian universities. She has been on the advisory board of many national and regional energy programmes, such as the International Finance Corporation, the Hungarian Energy Centre. She has been the delegated person for the consumer protection body of the Hungarian Energy Office for many years. She has been involved in numerous international campaigns and was the initiator of successful policy recommendations over the past decade. Energia Klub - with her leadership - has been working for and together with the Green/EFA group of the European Parliament, OkoInstitute, Climate Action Network, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and many more. At the moment she is the Chair of the AGREE.NET.
Her publications cover the problem of nuclear energy, climate change, general energy policy questions and the international financing of energy investments. She was an invited author of the Jo’Burg Memo, published in 2002 by the Heinrich Boll Foundation (Berlin) and recently the editor of the Sustainable Energy Strategy for Hungary (2006).
Statement from a representative of regional NGOs
as author at Conference on Climate Change: An Opportunity for Growth, Brdo pri Kranju 2007,