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Rainer Baake, State Secretary (5616 x 3744 px)

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Born 15 August 1955 in Witten

Studies in economics (degree of Diplom-Volkswirt) in Marburg

After university-entrance examination (Abitur), worked as community organiser in Chicago


1985 - 1991
First district councillor for Marburg-Biedenkopf

1991 - 1998
State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Federal Affairs of the state of Hesse (later becoming the Ministry for Environment, Energy, Youth, Family and Health)

1998 - 2005
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

2006 - 2012
Federal managing director of German Environmental Aid (NGO)

2012 - 2013
Executive Director of Agora Energiewende

Since January 2014
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy