Energy  |  Events  |  13.02.2014

Energiewende 2.0

The German energiewende has been a great success with an increase in renewable electricity by 20% within ten years, with 377,000 jobs and unprecedented cost reductions especially in photovoltaic and onshore wind energy; Germany has become a world- acclaimed pioneer in the de-carbonisation of the power sector. But there is sectorial and cross-party consensus that there is the need of an “energy revolution 2.0” to limit the cost of renewable energy expansion and to ensure security of supply.

DATE: Thursday 13 February 2014 - 9:00 to 19:30
VENUE: Schumannstr.8 - 10117 Berlin - Germany

Since the German federal election new suggestions and concepts are presented daily. The debate in the professional world is in full swing. But there is a lack of forums for a qualifying balance of the various concepts of reform and for a constructive dialogue between the various stakeholders involved in the energy transition and the interested public.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is organising in Berlin a one-day conference to offer a space to discuss the issues at hand together with:

  • Rainer Baake, BMWi - Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • Dr. Anton Hofreiter, BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN
  • Holger Lösch, BDI - Federation of German Industries, Berlin
  • Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Öko-Institut Berlin
  • Hildegard Müller, BDEW - Federal Association of Energy and Water
  • Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger, Association for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND)

The conference is free and open to all. More information can be found on the event webpage.