For many years Georg Küffner was an editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) newspaper, specialising in technical issues such as energy, environment and construction engineering. He continues to write for the FAZ as a free-lance journalist on these issues. Mr. Kueffner holds a degree in economics and construction engineering. Before joining the FAZ he had worked for the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, VDMA) and was the press aide for Lurgi, an international engineering subsidiary of the Metallgesellschaft AG. Mr. Küffner is ‘spiritus rector’ of the “Forum Technikjournalismus” initiative, established by IFOK and the FAZ.