The German Government invites sustainable energy stakeholders from New York State to participate in an “Energy System Transformation” delegation trip to Berlin, Germany from March 12 to 16, 2018.
New York State’s energy plan represents some of the most ambitious climate and energy targets in the US. The targets include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels and a 50% share of energy generation from renewable energy sources by 2050. The Federal Government of Germany is also actively pursuing an energy transition path with an intended reduction of GHG by 80-95% and a share of renewable energy of 60% of gross final energy consumption by 2050. Germany is eager to find partners in the international energy transition, by exchanging ideas and sharing experiences, challenges and best practices in energy policy and technology development gained over the past decades.
After a successful inaugural delegation trip to Berlin in June 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy once again invites policy-makers, entrepreneurs and energy experts from New York State to participate in a trip to Germany in March 2018. The goal is to strengthen the transatlantic energy cooperation and the exchange of best practices between Germany and New York State. The trip is jointly organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Berlin.
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, please read, complete and sign the application package by Friday, November 3, 2017
. Selected participants (15 max.) will be notified by November 22, 2017.
The delegation trip is supported by Germany's Energy Dialogue and organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in New York and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Berlin. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will cover accommodation costs, transportation in Germany and select meals. There is no separate participant fee.