Rudi Anschober

Rudi Anschober (born 1960) is an Upper Austrian politician for the Green Party and, since 2003, State Councillor of Upper Austria for the Environment, Water and Consumer Protection. An elementary teacher by profession, he also worked as a journalist in various media, and eventually his distinct engagement against the construction of the Temelín NPP got him into the politics, with a will to change something and point out other options than nuclear power. He has been on the political stage since 1986; he began as a speaker of the Green Alternative for Upper Austria.


Since he won the mandate for the State Council in 2003, Anschober has been opposing nuclear power and advocating alternating energies at the state level. He launches projects and initiatives, supports associations, public interest advocates and citizens both at home and abroad in their work against nuclear power and for renewables. With his voice, he contributes to information and awareness raising among citizens concerning the dangers and current economic inefficiency of nuclear power.

Most of all, Anschober struggles for an “energy transition” and has been progressively implementing it in Upper Austria. Today, over 80 per cent of the electricity supply in Upper Austria comes from renewable energies, and it should be 100 per cent by 2030.

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