Simone Peter

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Simone Peter
Simone Peter 2014.jpg
Leader of Alliance 90/The Greens
In office
October 2013 – January 2018
Serving with Cem Özdemir
Member of the Saarland State parliament
In office
March 2012 – November 2013
Personal details
Born (1965-12-03) 3 December 1965 (age 52)
Quierschied, West Germany
Political party Alliance '90/The Greens

Simone Peter (born 3 December 1965) is a German Alliance 90/The Greens politician. Between 2013 and 2018, she co-chaired the party alongside with Cem Özdemir.

Political career[edit]

Between 2009 and 2012, she was Saarland's State Minister for the Environment, Energy and Transport in the cabinet of former Minister-President Peter Müller (CDU).[1]

Peter served as a Green Party delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2017. In the unsuccessful negotiations to form a coalition government with the Christian Democrats – both the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) – and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) following the 2017 national elections, Peter was part of the 14-member delegation of the Green Party.

Life after politics[edit]

Since February 2018, Peter has been serving as chairwoman of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE).[2][3]

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Peter is the daughter of SPD politician Brunhilde Peter, who served as State minister and vice Minister-President under Oskar Lafontaine. Raised in Dillingen, Peter studied microbiology at Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken and received a PhD.

After being editor-in-chief of Eurosolar, she was founding director of a state-supported communications agency promoting Renewable energies. Today, she is married and mother of one child and lives in Saarbrücken.[4]


  1. ^ SOL. "Simone Peter soll Saar-Umweltministerin werden". 
  2. ^ Simone Peter wird neue BEE-Präsidentin German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), press release of February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Michael Bauchmüller (February 21, 2018), Simone Peter wird Lobbyistin Süddeutsche Zeitung.
  4. ^ "Fraktion Bündnis 90/Die Grünen - Fraktion im Landtag des Saarlandes". 

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