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Posted: March 24, 2010
German American Energy Conference focuses on advancement of renewable energy projects
(Nanowerk News) An update on current renewable energy
projects in Germany and the U.S. was the focus today at the 2nd German
American Energy Conference hosted at the House of German Business. This
year's theme, "Promising Markets for Renewables and Energy Efficiency,"
brought U.S. and German business executives together to talk about ongoing
projects in the clean energy sector. Organized by the German American
Chambers of Commerce and the German Energy Agency GmbH (dena), the
event also covered energy efficiency topics, including the current incentives
situation in the U.S. at the federal and state levels, as well as current
developments in the wind, solar and bioenergy sectors.
"The German-American Energy Conference is a perfect platform for
exchanging ideas for participating in and supporting the development of
renewable energy technologies," said Jyl Safier, Director of Marketing for the
Regional Operations Group, Americas region, at Coenergy. "Germany's
decades of experience in the renewables sector can translate into a
beneficial partnership for U.S. and German businesses."
Berlin Partner, the business development agency for Berlin, was one of the
supporters of the conference. Berlin has become a global hotspot for energy
development and research and is home to universities and research institutes
that help further the development and advance of renewable energy
technologies and projects.
Speakers at the conference included: Michael Eckhart, President, American
Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE); Scott Minos, Senior Policy &
Communications Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Hermann Albers, President,
German WindEnergy Association.
"Berlin is leading Germany in becoming an important country for the
development of sustainable growth technologies," said René Gurka, Managing
Director of Berlin Partner GmbH. "There are unlimited synergies, including
renewable energy, that can make both Germany and the U.S. global energy
powerhouses," he added.
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