Dr. Danyel Reiche, Dr. phil., born 1972, was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the Freie Universität Berlin. He wrote his dissertation about the German debate surrounding an environmental tax reform. In his Habilitation, he compared the policies for promoting renewable energies in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Danyel Reiche is also lecturing at the Department of Political and Social Science of the Freie Universität Berlin, he is editor of the “Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union” (part I + II) and member of the editorial staff of the journal Vorgänge. From August 2006 until July 2007 he was working as Visiting Assistant Professor for Energy and International Affairs at the School of Foreign Services (SFS), Georgetown University, in Washington DC/USA. Since June 2008 he is working at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Since September 2008 Danyel Reiche is working as Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. Danyel Reiche is the editor of the book series Ecological Energy Policy.