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Side-Events

Subject to last-minute changes

Several Side Events – including guided tours, pitches, German industry B2G events and other networking activities – will take place before and after the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Conference. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Side Events are an ideal opportunity for gaining in‑depth knowledge about different aspects of the energy transition, as well as for exchanging views and experiences with key experts in the field. We therefore recommend that you plan your virtual participation as early as possible, since some side events only have a limited number of participants and require a registration.

  • Side-Events Mon, 28 March 2022
  • Conference Day 1 Tue, 29 March 2022
  • Conference Day 2 Wed, 30 March 2022
  • Side-Events Thu, 31 March 2022
  • Side-Events Fri, 01 April 2022
Sessions
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16:30
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Energiewende Tours - Onsite Guided Tour: EUREF-Campus EUREF-Campus, Berlin

Built up around the iconic Gasometer in Schöneburg, the EUREF Campus is home to an innovative community comprising business and science, a climate-neutral energy supply, an intelligent energy grid, energy-efficient buildings, a testing platform for future mobility and numerous research projects. Starting with the EUREF-Campus and energy concept, this tour will feature some of the most innovative and established energy and climate companies focusing on sustainability, energy and mobility.

Featured Companies / Projects / Stops

Tour Dates & Times

  • Monday, 28 March 2022, 09:00-16:30 (including travel time of 30 minutes each way)
  • Friday, 1 April 2022, 09:00-16:30 (including travel time of 30 minutes each way)

Registration is required and limited. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Register HERE

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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09:00 -
17:00
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Travelling Exhibition: Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow EUREF-Campus, Berlin

The travelling exhibition “Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow” of the German Federal Foreign Office visits the Berlin Energy Week, illustrating and discussing the future of our global energy systems. Through interactive modules, visitors are invited to learn about renewable energies, new mobility concepts and social aspects of the global energy transition as well as political and economic potentials and challenges. The exhibition is open daily 9:00 to 17:00 CET during the Berlin Energy Week at the facilities of Fraunhofer ENIQ at EUREF Campus Berlin.

Location: Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF-Campus 23/24, 10829 Berlin
3G rules (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested within last 24 hours) apply. Hygiene measures are in place.

Event Host/s: The German Federal Foreign Office

For more information, click here.

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10:30
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Women in Green Hydrogen Networking Breakfast (in-person) Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF-Campus 23-24, 10829 Berlin

The network “Women in Green Hydrogen” invites its members and women working in the hydrogen sector to an in-person networking breakfast. The networking session will be followed by tour through the travelling exhibition “Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow”.
Women in Green Hydrogen is a network of passionate women working in the green hydrogen sector. Following the vision to increase the visibility and amplify the voices of women working in green hydrogen, WiGH provides a platform to connect, empower, and change.

Event Host: Government Brazil

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12:30
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Energiewende Tours - Online Live Presentations Online

Online Live Presentations as part of the Energiewende Tours give BETD guests and participants the chance to learn from, interact with, and pose questions to speakers and company representatives directly.

Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the company presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. The Online Live Presentations will be held online.

Company and Project Presentations:

  • PtX Lab Lausitz
  • Apex Group
  • NovoCarbo
  • Raffinerie Heide

Register here.

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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12:00
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Energy Access: The energy transition as an export success Online

Coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the German Energy Solutions is celebrating 20 years of promoting smart and sustainable energy solutions in Germany, which has resulted in the establishment of an industry that offers some of the world’s leading technologies.
With its Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (RES Programme), dena supports German companies wishing to establish climate-friendly technologies in overseas markets and has completed 100 success stories over the past 20 years.

Event Host: German Energy Solutions

For more information and to register, click here.

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13:00
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Bridging the Gap: The Need for a Diversified Financing Landscape in a Euro-African Energy Transition Cooperation Online

Renewable energy development on the African continent will play a major role in achieving a global energy transition. Financing remains one of the critical factors when it comes to fast-tracking sustainable and green energy supply. Significant new public investment in renewable technologies and their infrastructure is needed for the energy transition in Africa. In addition, private institutions are becoming increasingly active across the energy sector in the region, including as debt and equity financiers, advisers and in public-private partnerships.

To close the gap between the growing demand for energy and the enormous investment potential in Africa’s renewable energy projects, the cooperation of local, regional and international partners and the private sector is required to overcome the immense financing challenges by mobilizing more private capital. This could be done through incentives, attractive financing conditions, improved investment guarantees and diverse partnerships. Innovative financing models and risk-mitigation tools to attract private capital should be considered.

Event Host/s: German African Business Association; German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

For more information and to register, click here.

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13:00
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Renewable Energy Financing in Africa Online

To close the gap between the growing demand for energy and the enormous investment potential in Africa’s renewable energy projects, the cooperation of local, regional and international partners and the private sector is required to overcome the immense financing challenges by mobilizing more private capital. This could be achieved through incentives, attractive financing conditions, improved investment guarantees and diverse partnerships. Innovative financing models and risk-mitigation tools to attract private capital should be considered.

The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) and the German-African Business Association (Afrika Verein) have the pleasure to invite you to the BETD official side-event.

Please register here by March 24 the latest.

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13:00
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Energy Efficiency Hub - Accelerating Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation Online

Over the coming decades, the adoption of digital technologies is poised to accelerate. Digitalisation can make energy systems more connected, intelligent, and efficient. Digitalisation is a cross-cutting field that has relevance to all sectors including buildings, transport and industry, where new digital applications such as connected appliances, shared mobility, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing are changing the landscape. At the same time, there are significant challenges ahead if we are to ensure that the wide scale deployment of digital technologies yields energy efficient outcomes, including security and privacy risks. Policy makers and business leaders currently face complex decisions, often with incomplete information.

The Energy Efficiency Hub, established by fifteen countries and the European Commission, works to foster collaboration to enhance energy efficiency globally. Through the Hub’s Digitalisation Working Group, Members can work collaboratively to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective energy efficiency and demand flexibility policies, programs and practices, with a core focus on advancing the digitalization of energy efficient technologies. The session will feature presentations from key international players:

  • The International Energy Agency: the IEA explores the potential for digitalisation to increase energy efficiency and draw out recommendations for policy makers;
  • Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E): Member governments of 4E work collaboratively to develop better policies for energy efficient appliances and equipment, including a focus on connected devices and networks;
  • Digitalisation Working Group: DWG is a group of nine Hub Members working on grid-connected buildings to inform the advance of digitalisation of energy efficient technologies.

Event Host/s: Energy Efficiency Hub

For more information and to register, click here.

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14:00
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What job profiles and skills are needed in an offshore wind supply chain? Online

In many regions around the globe policymakers are planning to rely on the special qualities of offshore wind energy for a climate-friendly electricity supply and for the production of “green” hydrogen. Skilled workers are needed for this. In Germany, not only have around 1500 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7.8 GW been installed since 2009. A supply chain has also emerged that has created far more than 20,000 full-time jobs. In this Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue side event, we will discuss which job profiles have emerged in the German market, how education and training are supported and what other markets can learn from the German development.

Event Host/s: WAB

For more information and to register, click here.

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16:00
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Exit Coal Enter Future Online

There is life after coal. This event shows successful approaches on how to handle the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a sustainable way.
Coal phaseout in the power sector is feasible through power grid strengthening and adoption guided by the massive integration of renewable energies. The panel will show innovative approaches from Germany and other coal-exit front-runners on how to secure power supply in a past-coal world.

The increasing demand for storage capacities in a renewable-lead power system opens new opportunities for coal power plant sites. The reconversion of existing coal fired power plants through the integration of the available local supply infra-structure is offering an adequate, economic y efficient solution and is being dis-cussed worldwide in this moment. Examples will be presented in this panel.

After having visited this panel, you will have gained insights into innovative solutions that lead the way towards a decarbonized future without coal.

Event Host/s: GIZ (deutsche Gesellschaft für internationalle Zusammenarbeit)

For more information and to register, click here.

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17:15
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Energy transition: challenges and opportunities in Brazil Online

Brazil’s energy sector is one of the cleanest in the world: renewables account for 45% of primary energy demand and for 84% on power generation. The idea, however, is not to stand behind those numbers. Brazil intends to join decarbonisation efforts and become one of the greatest renewable energy producers in the world. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the share of wind and solar in the Brazilian energy matrix will increase from 4.4% in 2015 to 44% in 2040. Apart from those two resources, Brazil is also moving forward on hydrogen and other low carbon intensity technologies, particularly biomass and biofuels. In the proposed side-event, the focus will be on demonstrating how Brazil is dealing with energy transition, and how national resources will be used to meet the purpose of neutral economy.

For more information and to register, click here.

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17:00
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Women Empowerment in the energy sector: Best Practices Worldwide Online

In order to achieve the global energy transition, all talents are needed. However, structural and economic barriers still exist for women to enter the sector and to occupy decision making positions. One powerful tool to create more gender equality in the energy sector is gender mainstreaming. Numerous different concepts and attempts of gender mainstreaming already exist on an international scale, especially in energy partnership countries. This BETD Side Event seeks to bring together representatives from these countries to shed light on the different approaches to women empowerment and to find common solutions.

Event Hosts: BEE German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), GWNET, dena

 

Please register here

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18:00
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Insights from net-zero LTES for national energy planning the Clean Energy Ministerial’ s Long-term Scenarios for the Energy Transition (LTES) Initiative and IRENA’s LTES Network Online

The importance of long-term energy scenarios as a tool to support policy makers is ever-increasing in the face of the clean energy transition. Energy scenarios produced are varied, leading to an abundance of insights and technology combinations. In the past years, the concept of net-zero has also prominently featured on the global agenda, as countries continue to agree that the targets set forth by the Paris Agreement cannot be reached without large-scale and urgent decarbonisation of our energy systems. A clear overview of net-zero scenarios is highly necessary to ensure the right messaging for decisionmakers to formulate national energy plans and roadmaps.
This event will bring together experts and energy planners to explore how this plethora of net-zero LTES can be analysed and compared to produce useful insights for ambitious policymaking. The event will also feature insights gained from IRENA’s National Energy Transition Planning Dashboard, which showcases highlights of national energy plans around the world that can help governments in formulating their own ambitious, transformative and just plans.

Event Hosts: Clean Energy Ministerial, IRENA

For more information and to register, click here.

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19:30
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Cyber innovations for the secure energy system of the future live

The aim of this event is to present and discuss the results of the report „EnerCrypt – Cyber innovations for the secure energy system of the future“ and the grid operator survey on the status quo of Cybersecurity within the German grid system.
Together with international experts, questions on the identification and evaluation of significant trends and developments that could realise cyber innovations that have increased relevance for the energy sector and thus contribute to the overarching goal of a secure energy system of the future are discussed.

Event host: dena

Please register here

Location:
Future Energy Lab in Berlin, Wegelystr. 1, 10623 Berlin

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21:00
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U.S.-German Roundtable: Building Security through Energy Independence Online

The climate needs a fast transition away from fossil fuels, but the biggest geopolitical challenges of our era demand urgent action too. Germany and the U.S. are positioned to scale renewable energies, and are now aiming for more ambitious targets than even a few months ago. To implement the best solutions and achieve the energy transition, both nations need industry and policy to accelerate their efforts. And we’ll be more effective together.
With speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, the event will be led by speakers former Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, co-owner of German energy investment firm Blueminds Company and Europe’s largest manufacturer of solar glass, based in Brandenburg; Director of the Center for Climate & Security and International Military Council on Climate & Security Erin Sikorsky; Angelina Galiteva, Chair oft he California Independent System Operator (ISO); and by Rich Hossfeld, CEO SB Energy (SoftBank Group). The discussion will be moderated by journalist Chelsea Spieker.
The discussion will focus on the immediate steps policymakers and industry leaders can undertake, specifically considering the security impacts of renewable energy, and on the most effective ways that U.S. and German stakeholders can collaborate.

Event Host: The Translatlantic Sun & Wind Belt

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09:00
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Studio #1: Welcome

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio.

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09:30
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Opening Ceremony Weltsaal

Annalena Baerbock Annalena Baerbock
Robert Habeck Dr Robert Habeck
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09:35
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Message of Greeting Weltsaal

Antonio Guterres António Guterres
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09:50
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Keynote Weltsaal

Mariana Mazzucato Prof Mariana Mazzucato
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10:00
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Young Keynote

Image Hilda Nakabuye
Helena Gualinga Helena Gualinga
10:00 -
10:15
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Studio #2

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Image Dr Simone Peter

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

10:15 -
11:15
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W1: The Way forward: Turning Words into Action

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Leila Benali Dr Leila Benali
Arifin Tasrif Arifin Tasrif
Image Abubakar D. Aliyu
Ahmed Mohina Dr Ahmed Mohina
Kadri Simson Kadri Simson
Image Dr Christian Bruch

The global drive to transition to zero-emissions energy is at the heart of tackling climate change. To achieve the turnaround towards carbon neutrality, countries need to take much more ambitious action in this decade. One of the key fields of action is the transition of the energy sector – from fossil to renewable fuels, while drastically reducing energy consumption. Both consensus scientific predictions and civil society are increasing pressure on governments and businesses for a Net Zero by 2050. The significance of the G20 for a global energy transition towards clean, affordable and sustainable energy is clear: taken together, the G20 countries account for 80% of global primary energy consumption. With their accumulated financial and economic potential, they have the capacity to shape global energy systems.

This high-level session shall discuss options on how to rise to the challenge of our times and how such action can be enhanced through multilateral cooperation.

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11:15 -
11:30
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Studio #3

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Hamed Beheshti Dr Hamed Beheshti

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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12:00
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On the Sofa: IEA/IRENA Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Fatih Birol Dr Fatih Birol
Francesco La Camera Francesco La Camera

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) meet on the “green sofa” to discuss the current state of the energy transition and share views on their latest analysis on trends in renewables globally.

The two organizations are uniquely qualified to steer the energiewende of the entire planet. The IEA has put accelerating clean energy transitions at the heart of its work, leveraging its full capabilities to support the realization of a transition that is secure, affordable and places particular emphasis on people’s needs and wellbeing.

IRENA, equipped with a global mandate to enable energy transitions, drives the strategic shift towards sustainable energy by providing cutting-edge knowledge, advice and responsible support on technologies, investments, policies and markets.

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12:15
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Keynote (S4)

Damilola Ogunbiyi Damilola Ogunbiyi
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W2: Energiewende and Climate Impact on Peace and Security

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Jennifer Morgan
Yaroslav Demchenkov Yaroslav Demchenkov
Prof Roberto Cingolani Prof Roberto Cingolani
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has spotlighted the geopolitics of fossil fuel dependence. The transition to green energy – be it renewables or green hydrogen – offers an opportunity to reduce dependence on unreliable or volatile suppliers, yet simultaneously creates new interdependencies and power relations. In this panel, we want to look at two sets of risks: those posed by climate change itself, and those sparked by the shifting geopolitics of energy.

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13:15
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E1: Drivers for a Just and Social Energy Transition

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala
Kostas Skrekas Kostas Skrekas
Image Leonore Gewessler
Constantin Borosan Constantin Borosan
Parviz Shabazov Parviz Shahbazov
Barbara Pompili Barbara Pompili

When addressing the climate crisis, it is important to design measures in an inclusive and socially equitable manner. Community-owned energy is one practical way to address climate and social challenges simultaneously, by putting energy back in the hands of people and communities. A sustainable energy system requires the support of every sector and every citizen. There is a correlation between the extent to which renewables gain public support and the extent to which they are able to attract adequate private or public investment. Among the social and economic benefits of renewable energies are opportunities for local value creation, responding to growing energy demands and reducing conflicts over water scarcity, aggravated by fossil power generation. Allowing for distributed electricity generation, the rapidly expanding renewable energy world is opening up business models for many, including local communities, citizens and citizens’ cooperatives. Domestic energy policy can shape the enabling environment to seizing the social benefits of renewable energy. While a progressive shift to a low-carbon energy world is to the benefit of the majority of people in the long term, there will be a minority of people who will negatively affected in the short term. A just transition is needed to prevent or reduce these negative aspects.

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13:30
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Studio #5

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Christian Kern Christian Kern
Verick Schick Verick Schick

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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15:00
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Lunch Break

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15:15
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Studio #6

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Joachim Goldbeck Joachim Goldbeck

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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15:30
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Keynote

Melanie Maas-Brunner Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner
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Studio #7

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Eamon Ryan Eamon Ryan

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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16:45
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W3: Energy in the Digital Age Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Andrea Meza Andrea Meza
Jan Lipavsky Jan Lipavský
Dr Alparslan Bayraktar Dr Alparslan Bayraktar
Sandra Trittin Sandra Trittin
Dr Ana Trbovich Dr Ana Trbovich

Digitalisation is a key enabler for the clean energy transition. The transition to clean energy is picking up pace due to growing pressure from governments, sharply declining costs, and new and improved technologies supporting sustainable energy sourcing, asset management and the integration of renewables into the grid. This session focuses on how to harness the transformative power of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), high speed internet (5G), and blockchain to successfully put renewables at the core of the power sector.

Which digital solutions will be most crucial to support a sustainable energy transition, and create more resilient, more efficient and cost-effective power storage and transmission networks, and bring their benefits to a broad range of society?

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16:45
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E2: Green Hydrogen – Powering the Offtakers Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Hanane El Hamraoui Hanane El Hamraoui
Kirsten Westphal Dr Kirsten Westphal
Claudio Huepe Claudio Huepe
Dr Vandana Kumar Dr Vandana Kumar
An Stroobandt An Stroobandt

International energy agencies estimate that green hydrogen could reach 10 percent of total final energy consumption by 2050. This perspective offers countless investment opportunities across many industries. Green hydrogen can be used as a low-carbon fuel in the transport sector, but also as an energy carrier and storage medium. The steel industry or maritime transport represent further potential uptakers, since these sectors cannot be fully electrified. Today, however, the high cost of green hydrogen does not allow for large-scale use. While it is clear that accelerated research and increased international cooperation will play an important role, what are the key economic factors that will enable the cost-competitivity of green hydrogen in the near future?

Setting high carbon prices, setting up a new emissions trading scheme for fuel distribution in the transport sector such as proposed in the EU “fit for 55” measures, massively increasing the production of electrolysers to lower their cost, achieving lower prices of renewable electricity. This session explores what are the best solutions to drive users towards green hydrogen supply.

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17:00
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Studio #8

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Marcus Spickermann Marcus Spickermann
Dr Caesar Landa Arroyo Dr César Landa Arroyo

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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18:00
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W4: Hydrogen Diplomacy – Resetting Global Energy Relations? Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Dr Christiane Averbeck
Image Gauri Singh
Alok Kumar Shri Alok Kumar
Omar Paganini Omar Paganini
Tom Alweendo Tom Alweendo
Diego Mesa Puyo Diego Mesa Puyo
Neila Nouira Gonji Neila Gonji

Despite questions regarding its efficiency and scalability, hydrogen will have an important role to play in reaching net zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. What is the extent of this role and how might the build-up of a global hydrogen economy redefine international energy partnerships? Many states, especially in emerging regions, have already positioned themselves as major future energy exporters in this evolving market, often emphasising their potential for green H2 production thanks to favourable geographic conditions. But to what extent does the export-driven expansion of hydrogen production in these countries come at the cost of serving domestic clean energy needs? How can hydrogen be scaled up in a manner that benefits all stakeholders and does not conceal the perpetuation of environmentally harmful practices? Moreover, how are traditional energy exporting nations whose production is still based largely on fossil fuel extraction reacting to these developments? Does hydrogen have the potential to bring more balance and interdependence to the interstate energy trade, or will it exacerbate already existing structures of dependency?

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E3: Energy Access Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Wanjira Mathai Wanjira Mathai
Dr Ajay Mathur Dr Ajay Mathur
Aneri Pradham Aneri Pradhan
Jorge Rivera Staff Dr Jorge Rivera Staff
Dr Habtamu Itefa Dr Habtamu Itefa
Antonio Almonte Reynoso Antonio Almonte Reynoso

It has been established that energy access is essential for bringing people out of poverty. Unfortunately, while strides have been made in recent years, it is estimated that around 1.03 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. In addition, a comparable number of people lack access to modern, safe, sustainable, affordable and regular electricity supply. Electricity supply can be provided by either centralized grid-based means, or by decentralized methods.

There is no one-size-fits all solution to providing energy and each of the available options operates at different scales and serves different specific needs. Given the declining costs for solar PV, small hydro installations and wind power along with declining costs and rapid technological improvements for electricity storage and control systems, renewable off-grid systems are expected to be an important driver for economic development.

It is encouraging to see that the decentralised renewable energy sector is increasingly being recognised as a key player in efforts to meet the energy needs of critical infrastructure and communities during emergencies. Involving this sector in emergency response can also have long-lasting impacts, helping countries achieve a sustainable recovery, reach their energy access goals in the coming years, and become more resilient to future epidemics and other natural disasters. To realise a transformative impact, it is not enough to secure the necessary financial assistance and governmental support. Interventions also need to be designed to be sustainable in the long run.

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18:15
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Studio #9 & Closing Day 1

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Gunar Hering Dr Gunar Hering
Angus Taylor Angus Taylor

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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Evening Reception

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Andreas Kuhlmann Andreas Kuhlmann (Moderator)

The evening reception on the first day of the conference is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and acts as the melting pot of Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD and the partner events enjoy an exclusive networking opportunity with food and drinks in an extraordinary location in the heart of Berlin.

Accompanied by a stage and cultural program with prominent guests, the event will revolve around the role of ‘innovation’ and accelerated energy transition and climate protection in Germany and worldwide. In addition, the finalists of the Start Up Energy Transition Award 2022 will be an-nounced and the SET100 list will be presented.

Speakers include: Dr. Anna Lührmann (Minister of State for Europe and Climate), Dr. Patrick Graichen (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) and Vaitea Cowan (Enapter co-founder, Forbes 30 under 30, recipient of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize).

As moderators, Andreas Kuhlmann (CEO of the German Energy Agency) and Dr. Linda Davis (founder and CEO, Giraffe Bioenergy) will guide you through the event.

Participation is possible directly on site in Berlin or via live stream. As a live participant of the BETD conference in the Federal Foreign Office, a shuttle can take you comfortably from the Federal For-eign Office to the location at the Chancellor’s Office and back.

Register here.

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09:00
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Studio #10: Welcome

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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09:15
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Keynote Weltsaal

Svenja Schulze Svenja Schulze
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09:25
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Keynote Weltsaal

Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng
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09:30
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Studio #11

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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On the Sofa: SDG7 - How to proceed Weltsaal

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Svenja Schulze Svenja Schulze
Patricia Espinosa Patricia Espinosa
Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng

This exclusive high-level ministerial session brings together Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy UK to discuss how we should proceed in order to reach SDG7, what interlinkages exist between the SDGs and how to prevent the climate catastrophe.

Svenja Schulze is the newly appointed Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and has served as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 2018 to 2021. As experienced Federal Minister, she possesses a high expertise on environmental protection, just transition and women empowerment.

Kwasi Kwarteng serves as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2021. In his role he leads and brings together work on business, science and innovation to unleash investment and growth and possesses important expertise on action to be taken after COP26.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC brings more than 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights.

This talk format is meant to combine the visions of these high-level speakers on how to achieve SDG7 and the different dimensions that must be considered (energy transition, climate change, international cooperation, gender equality, human rights) and to create a bridge between different individual BETD sessions.

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10:30
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Studio #12

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Jochen Hauff Jochen Hauff

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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W5: Industry & Decarbonisation Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Prof Benattou Ziane Prof Benattou Ziane
Rusland Kazakbaev Ruslan Kazakbaev
Claude Turmes Claude Turmes
Kerstin Anrdeae Kerstin Andreae
Andrea Voigt Andrea Voigt

One of the global community’s most significant contemporary challenges is the need to satisfy growing energy demand, while simultaneously achieving very significant reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production, delivery, and consumption of energy. The energy sector is transforming via the convergence of power, transportation, and industrial sectors and inter-sectoral integration. As clean energy increasingly becomes part of the national dialogue, lenders, utilities, and lawmakers need the most comprehensive and accurate information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from various sources of energy to inform policy, planning, and investment decisions.

This high-level session shall provide an overview of the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to sustainable energy systems and technologies.

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E4: Skill Development in the Energy Transition Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Rabia Ferroukhi Dr Rabia Ferroukhi
Berthold Breid Berthold Breid
Dr Kristina Celic Dr Kristina Čelić
Ranisha Basnet Ranisha Basnet
Stephen Lujwahuka Byabato Stephen Lujwahuka Byabato

While the ramp-up of renewable energy worldwide will create jobs up and down the value chain and has the potential to provide sustainable economic growth, there is an acute shortage of skilled labor in the sector, particularly in markets set to grow exponentially in coming years. Education of expert workers is essential in fighting the global climate crisis. Hence, specialists must be trained to be capable of acting competently in all the important areas of application.

When governments plan for low-carbon economic growth, they prioritize utilizing renewable energy, both to reduce emissions and meet climate targets recently confirmed by COP26, but also in pursuit of economic gains. These plans however require high quality development and installation of RE-technology and its use, which has to be guaranteed on a much larger scale in the future. This is why in the long term, specialists in all fields of the RE sector will be of ever greater importance, the demand on the market will continuously grow, quickly surpassing the current shortage of skilled workers. And it is precisely them, the skilled workers, that the energy transition and its success urgently depend on.

Therefore, this session will discuss how countries can fill that gap with more vocational training, efficient syllabuses, more training of trainers and the use of remote as well as on-site learning.

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Studio #13

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Image Cornelius Matthes

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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W6: Gender – Energy Nexus Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Sheila Oparaocha Dr Sheila Oparaocha
Dr Juma Dr Monica Kathina Juma
Dr Artane Rizvanolli Dr Artane Rizvanolli
Dan Dorner Dan Dorner
Dr Thomas Fohgrub Dr Thomas Fohgrub

The renewable energy sector holds out high hopes when it comes to the role of women. There is huge unleveraged potential for more equitable participation in the stakeholder structure in renewable energy policymaking and implementation. Gender equality is a prerequisite and key driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, men still outnumber women in key functions in technical, managerial, and policymaking positions. Even though women hold a larger proportion of jobs in renewables than in the fossil energy sector – they remain underrepresented with only 32 % of the share in the workforce. This compares to a 22 % share reported in traditional energy industries like oil and gas.

The three main barriers are the perception of gender roles, the cultural and social norms, and the prevailing hiring practices. Skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are critical to many careers in renewables, but because of prevailing views of women’s abilities, they are systematically discouraged from pursuing these paths and consequently continue to have a limited presence in these fields. The lack of equal representation of females in decision-making roles is described as the “glass ceiling”, where invisible barriers keep women from rising to influential positions, regardless of their qualifications.

Boosting gender awareness and equity is a win-win proposition. Women’s contributions – their talents, skills, and views – are critically important in supporting this growing industry during a momentous transition towards a more sustainable energy system Closing the gender gap in the energy sector is essential for a successful energy transition.

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E5: Energy Transition and Energy Security – Twins or Opposites? Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Virgil-Daniel Popescu Virgil-Daniel Popescu
Luigi Di Maio Luigi di Maio
Magzum Mirzagaliyev Magzum Mirzagaliyev
Image Benoît Revaz
Prof Dörte Fouquet Prof Dörte Fouquet
Rina Bohle Zeller Rina Bohle Zeller

Fossil fuels still dominate the global energy mix, even though their shares have been decreasing recently with renewables gaining ground fast in many places. The resilience of an economy greatly depends on how secure its energy supply is. Dependence on fossil fuels gives rise to geopolitical risks. growing Global efforts to achieve a carbon-neutrality therefore present a timely opportunity to strengthen energy security. Through rapid technological advances, falling costs and growing markets, renewable energy – once viewed a challenge for stable supply – has become a driver of decarbonisation, diversification and energy security.

In this session, the speakers will report on the success stories, but also the respective challenges in their countries.

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Studio #14

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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Keynote Weltsaal

David Turk David Turk
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Women's Lunch / Lunch Break

Kristina Haverkamp Kristina Haverkamp (Moderator)
Dr Anna Lührmann Dr Anna Lührmann
Birgit Schwenk Birgit Schwenk
Patricia Espinosa Patricia Espinosa

The energy transition is an overall social project that needs the full support and best ideas of all – men and women alike. With an average share of one-third of the global renewables workforce, women are still underrepresented in the energy transition industries, especially when it comes to management positions.

The transformation of energy systems with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality also offers opportunities to overcome existing gender inequalities. IRENA states in its annual review 2021 that approximately 12 million people worldwide are employed in the renewable energy industry. Their number could even increase to over 43 million by 2050. A just and inclusive energy transition is the only way and must dismantling structural hurdles women are facing when pursuing a career in the sector. In this context, female role models are crucial to attract further women into the sector and to change male-dominated working cultures in the long term. Networks that support women careers can help in connecting and exchanging with other professionals. In many countries, women’s networks have been established that aim to achieve a better representation of women in the energy transition – through exchange, qualification and mutual support. Regional and local networks are in exchange with each other, but it is rather difficult to establish international contacts.

Many women who are committed to energy transition worldwide attend BETD. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas in a separate forum. The Women’s Lunch is an official side-event of the BETD conference. It was held for the first time in 2018 and attracted far more than 100 participants. For many, it was the biggest and best meeting of its kind to date. In the following years, the number of registrations even increased. The growing interest shows that networking is a need and can be a key success factor for women’s engagement in the energy transition.

The Women’s Lunch is a joint event of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the German Energy Agency (dena) and the Global Women‘s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).

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Studio #15

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Birgit Schwenk Birgit Schwenk
Oliver Rentschler Oliver Rentschler

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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Steffi Lemke Steffi Lemke
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Studio #15.2

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)

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W7: Energy Efficiency in Cities and Beyond Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Livian Arronte Nicolás Liván Arronte Cruz
Alamine Ousmane Alamine Ousmane Mey
Cheikh Niane Cheikh Niane
Rana Adib Rana Adib
Cecilia Andersson Cecilia Andersson
Rohit Sen Rohit Sen

According to Deloitte, cities account for 40% of final energy consumption and up to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, thus they play a pivotal role in the energy transition. Within them, new mobility services are emerging and there is a need for speed to up the ante on measures to implement climate protection. The “Covenant of Mayors” pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 is projected to be off-track by most measures.

Reducing energy consumption and switching to renewable energy and heat often goes hand in hand with a gain in quality of life for residents – through cleaner air, less noise, less sealed land, more green space. At the same time, the world of mobility is transforming rapidly with new actors, roles and networks as well as new technologies such as automated and connected driving and new business models based on digital solutions and platforms. In addition to this, user behavior and the acceptance of measures are very important for implementing the energy transition and transforming energy supply in cities.

This session will discuss the future of sustainable cities and their role in the energy transition with a focus on transport and will discuss alternative scenarios for transforming mobility, including the relevance of the existing infrastructure and energy efficiency.

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E6: Coastal Energy - the Winning Horse for more Power? Europasaal

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Amisha Patel Amisha Patel
Vera Brenzel Vera Brenzel
Image Dang Hoang An
Kristoffer Bötzauw Kristoffer Böttzauw

Oceans represent nearly 70% of the earth’s surface, yet coastal energy, more specifically offshore wind technologies, remain under-exploited. The technical potential of offshore wind electricity is estimated at 420,000 TWh per year worldwide. This would be enough to meet today’s global electricity consumption. Yet we are still far from there.

Beyond the price aspect of offshore wind technologies, what explains such a delay in their deployment? How can national governments ensure the rise of offshore wind technologies as predicted by the international energy agencies? This session offers the opportunity for country leaders and international experts to exchange on what needs to be done to untap the full potential of coastal energy technologies. From financial support for R&D to grid expansion and the implementation of a local supply chain, what are the key levers that will enable the extensive deployment of wind offshore technologies?

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Studio #16

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Stefan Kapferer Stefan Kapferer

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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W8: Green Finance Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE
Image Dr Werner Hoyer
Aminath Shauna Aminath Shauna
Image Naoshi Hirose
Suahasil Nazara Prof Suahasil Nazara
Kandikruppa Sreekant Kandikuppa Sreekant

The question of how to finance the measures needed to achieve global net zero carbon emissions is arguably the most intensely debated aspect of the climate debate. How should investments in new technologies be structured and shared between public and private stakeholders? How can the phase-out of fossil energy sources such as coal be organized at minimal cost to society? What regulatory tools offer the greatest incentives to stop investing in environmentally harmful practices? We must also agree on financial support for developing countries since the timeline for carbon neutrality does not account for the higher burden of adaptation on less developed energy systems. The industrialised nations’ commitment to ramping up their support to $100B annually by 2020 is expected to be reached only in 2023, although significant progress towards this goal is expected in 2022. Additionally, the Paris Agreement calls upon world leaders to “shift the trillions” by mobilizing public and private finance for sustainable investment. What other steps are necessary to achieve an equitable international climate financing system? Moreover, how can we ensure that the funding is not misappropriated or “green-washed”? Can the EU Taxonomy, which determines eligibility and performance criteria for “green” investments, perhaps serve as a model for the world?

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E7: How Innovation contributes to the 2030 Climate Goals and Beyond! Europasaal

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Dr Sascha Kühn Dr Sascha Kühn
Aylin Özkarakas Aylin Özkarakas
Claudia Rothe Claudia Rothe
Dr Sebastian Berning Dr Sebastian Berning
Andreas Kuhlmann Andreas Kuhlmann

This session will gather several SET Award alumni start-up founders to discuss the future of the global energy transition and which innovations we can expect to lead the push. Each of the innovators will briefly introduce the solution that gained them a place in the SET Award running and has propelled them to becoming a leading force in the energy sector. The panellists will discuss the future plans of the energy transition and the design of the energy market and how their innovation will feature into this.

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Studio #17

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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Conference Closing Weltsaal

Dr Patrick Graichen Dr Patrick Graichen
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Energiewende Tours - Onsite Guided Tour: Lausitz, Old Coal Regions - Renewed! Berlin > Lausitz

As a traditional and historic coal region in eastern Germany, Lausitz is particularly affected by the German and global coal phase-out and faces tough structural change challenges. Due to governmental support and the will of local energy companies to preserve the region and local economy, Lausitz is in the process of transitioning into a sustainable and future-oriented region, where the hydrogen and renewable energy industry will play a central role.

The Energiewende Tour of Lausitz provides a unique experience of ‘Energiewende’ in action, from past, present and the future. The tour is divided into three stops. First, one of the largest batteries in Europe will be visited which is located on the site of an existing coal-fired power plant. The second stop will be a former coalmine that is currently being flooded for future rehabilitation. Specialists on site will give an overview of both the flooding activities and the urban development plans for the continued use of the lake. Finally, we will visit the Technical University of Cottbus, where we will hear various company presentations and visit the university’s hydrogen research center.

Featured Companies / Projects / Stops

  • Block 1: Schwarz Pumpe
    • Big Battery Lausitz, LEAG Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG
  • Block 2: Cottbus Ostsee
    • Water management and land reclamation, LEAG Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG
    • Urban development of the Cottbus Ostsee, City administration of Cottbus
  • Block 3: Presentations at Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg
    • Welcome by the dean of the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg
    • Hydrogen Network in Lausitz “DurcH2atmen”, IHK Cottbus & Hydrogen Network Lausitz
    • Hydrogen production to synthetic fuels – Siemens Energy/Fraunhofer IWU, Hydrogen Lab Görlitz
    • Green hydrogen production + refueling at Cottbusverkehr, LEAG Lausitz Energie Kraftwerk AG
    • eFuels – demonstration plant in Lausitz, PtX Lab Lausitz
  • Block 4: Visit of the university’s hydrogen research center

Tour Dates & Times

  • Thursday, 31 March 2022 (full-day: 08:30-18:30, including travel time (2 hours each way))

Registration is required and limited. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Register HERE

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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Flexibility and Capacity Adequacy in Germany and China Online

With growing shares of variable renewable energy, flexibility measures and adequate planning of dispatchable generation and energy infrastructure play an increasingly important role for security of supply in the future energy system.

During the session we want to give an overview of different flexibility options, their potentials, and how they may be tapped, as well as how assessments of capacity adequacy can take into account these developments. Experts will deliver short presentations on the different aspects of future flexibility potentials, their utility to the power systems, and methodologies for adequacy assessments. In a panel discussion, German and Chinese experts will discuss how nascent potentials can be made available to the systems, and which steps have to be taken now, to arrive at efficient systems in the future.

The event will highlight the significance of transnational dialogue and continuous cooperation among a large variety of stakeholders to successfully transform our energy systems.

Event Host/s: dena, GIZEnTrans Project

The agenda of the event is available here. To join the side event via zoom, click here.

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Energiewende Tours - Onsite Guided Tour: New Energy Forum Feldheim Berlin > New Energy Forum Feldheim

The village of Feldheim is one of the most spectacular concepts for supplying enterprises, private households and local government with renewable energies on a decentralised, self-sufficient basis. This tour includes a presentation followed by a tour through the village – a visit of the nearby wind power plant, the associated biogas plant and finally the connecting battery storage facility. Visitors learn how it is possible for communities to be supplied 100% with heating and electricity from local, renewable energy sources.

Featured Companies / Projects / Stops

  • Presentation and tour of the energy self-sufficient town Feldheim
  • Wind farm and the E40 gondola
  • Biogas plant and the heat distribution center
  • Regional Regulating Power Station (Battery storage)

Tour Dates & Times

  • Thursday, 31 March 2022, 09:00-16:00 (including travel time of 90 minutes each way)
  • Friday, 1 April, 2022, 09:00-16:00 (including travel time of 90 minutes each way)

Registration is required and limited. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Register HERE

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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Travelling Exhibition: Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow EUREF-Campus, Berlin

The travelling exhibition “Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow” of the German Federal Foreign Office visits the Berlin Energy Week, illustrating and discussing the future of our global energy systems. Through interactive modules, visitors are invited to learn about renewable energies, new mobility concepts and social aspects of the global energy transition as well as political and economic potentials and challenges. The exhibition is open daily 9:00 to 17:00 CET during the Berlin Energy Week at the facilities of Fraunhofer ENIQ at EUREF Campus Berlin.

Location: Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF-Campus 23/24, 10829 Berlin

Event Host/s: The German Federal Foreign Office

For more information, click here.

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Energiewende Tours - Online Live Presentations Online

Online Live Presentations as part of the Energiewende Tours give BETD guests and participants the chance to learn from, interact with, and pose questions to speakers and company representatives directly.

Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the company presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. The Online Live Presentations will be held online.

Company and Project Presentations:

  • Clean Logistics
  • Vilcan Energy Resources
  • Hydrogenious – LOHC Technologies
  • Stadtwerke Emden
  • Goldbeck Solar

Register here.

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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Maximising the co-benefits of renewable energy – Empowering your organisation for the energy transition Online

Energy independence, hedging against fossil price volatility and future-oriented employment – The social and economic co-benefits of the energy transition are spurring the growth of renewable energy generation across the globe.

Capacity building and vocational training programs on are essential to understanding the full socio-economic potential of renewable energy solutions and contribute to increasing businesses’ and government agencies’ social and economic performance.

Hosts: RENAC, IASS

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Integrating PV – more synergies, less conflicts Online

Investments in PV are reaching record levels worldwide, and ambitions for future deployment volumes and speed are ever growing. In Germany, the new federal government has set itself the goal of achieving 200 GWP of installed PV capacity by 2030, whereas the IEA “Net Zero Emissions” scenario heads for 5 TWP worldwide in the same year. These ambitions not only dwarf anything we’ve seen in terms of additional capacity, but raise concerns as to space requirements and system transformation. In addition to rooftop PV and conventional ground-mounted systems, innovative solutions such as Agrivoltaics (APV), Floating PV (FPV), and Building-integrated PV (BIPV) are gaining ground. These integrated technologies have the potential to mitigate land use conflicts and to generate synergies within their respective applications. In this context, a recent governmental key issue paper suggests the opening of all arable land to APV in Germany, and first tenders for APV, FPV and PV on parking lots are under way. What role can integrated technologies play in Germany and worldwide to enable PV expansion? What framework conditions are needed for this?

The aim of the event is to provide a general overview of the goals and challenges of the German government’s PV expansion targets from different perspectives. The national picture will be extended to a cross-national overview of PV expansion and their implementation strategies. A special focus will be placed on innovative integrated PV technologies. The panellists will discuss issues regarding markets, financing, technology, and innovations. They will address potentials of PV expansion especially for innovative PV technologies and policy instruments to push these technologies.
Agenda: Welcome address, Short impulses (approx. 5 minutes each), followed by panel discussion (approx. 45 minutes). The moderator will include questions and remarks from the audience into the panel discussion.

Panellists and Speakers
Harry Wirth, Fraunhofer, Director, Division Photovoltaics, Modules and Power Plants
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Tilman Schwencke, Director Strategy and Politics, BDEW
Jochen Hauff, Director Strategy, Energy Policy and Sustainability, BayWa r.e.
Moderator: Viola Rocher, Head of EU-Representation EnBW

The following questions will be addressed by the panellists:
• What is the current situation of PV in Germany and Europe and where is the development heading (market, technology/innovations, supportive regulatory framework)?
• What is the current situation of PV in emerging and developing countries and where is the development going (market, enabling regulatory framework)?
• What is needed to quickly install more PV and integrate it into the energy system?
• What is the role of integrated concepts in Germany and worldwide? Practical examples: e.g. Agrivoltaics, Floating PV

Hosts: BDEW, Frauenhofer ISE

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Enabling Energy Transition with Thermal Technologies Online

Thermal technologies like concentrated solar power and thermal energy storage systems are key for the decarbonisation of the heat and power sector. In addition to flexibility and an uninterrupted supply of green heat, they provide numerous sustainable and efficient solutions for households and industry. This online webinar will feature two sessions:

Session 1 – Enabling Heat Transition for the Industry Heat Supply & Flexibility Options with Thermal Technologies

The decarbonization of the industrial sector is crucial to addressing global emissions. The industrial process heat alone amounts to about a fifth of global CO2 emissions. There is an urgent need of green heat. Thermal storages as well as solar process heat can make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of the industry. During the event several companies will present their technologies and showcase successful projects.

Session 2 – Enabling Power Transition: Flexibilizing Electricity Supply with Thermal Technologies

With proceeding energy transition and an increasing share of renewables in the grid, there is a growing need of flexibility and grid stabilizing options. What can thermal technologies provide for the power transition? This workshop will give an insight into the use cases and benefits of thermal technologies in the power sector. Several companies will present their technologies and show case successful innovative approaches and projects that enable a flexible and decarbonized energy system.

Event Host/s: German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP); German Energy Storage Systems Association (BVES)

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A) Enabling Heat Transition in the Industry B) Enabling Power Transition Online

A) The decarbonization of the industrial sector is crucial to addressing global emissions. The industrial process heat alone amounts to about a fifth of global CO2 emissions. There is an urgent need of green heat. Thermal storages as well as solar process heat can make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of the industry. During the event several companies will present their technologies and showcase successful projects.

Organized by: German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP); German Energy Storage Systems Association (BVES)

B) With proceeding energy transition and an increasing share of renewables in the grid, there is a growing need of flexibility and grid stabilizing options. What can thermal technologies provide for the power transition? This workshop will give an insight into the use cases and benefits of thermal technologies in the power sector. Several companies will present their technologies and show case successful innovative approaches and projects that enable a flexible and decarbonized energy system.

Organized by: German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP); German Energy Storage Systems Association (BVES)

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Climate-neutral power system - energy transition using the example of Germany Online

An economic basis is essential for the expansion of renewable energies. However, as the implementation of the energy transition progresses and the share of fluctuating renewable energies increases, the market prices and thus the economic viability of renewable energies become cannibalised.
The solution to this challenge lies in the creation of sufficient flexibilities that have a stabilising effect on the market. Using the example of Germany and based on the large-scale electricity market design study by the Fraunhofer Institutes IEE and ISE and the European law firm BBH on behalf of the BEE, this session will show the measures necessary to redesign the energy framework in order to achieve the goal of a subsidy-free expansion of renewable energy despite high fluctuating renewable shares in the electricity mix.
The aim of this session is to enable participants to project the challenges and solutions from Germany to their own countries. There will be ample time for Q/A within the session.

Event Host: German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) 

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Resource Needs for the Energy Transition – Sustainability and Circularity for the Mobility and Energy Sector Live

An important issue in the global energy transition is the question of resources, especially for e-mobility and batteries for storage. This event gives insights into the different perspectives that we must consider for an increasingly renewable transport and electricity sector.

In this event, experts from Fraunhofer and GIZ will give insights into resource needs and availability for our future needs – especially for batteries that will be used in e-mobility and for electricity storage. Recycling and circularity of products is a possible solution to meet future resource demand, but we also must consider sustainable mining and sourcing of resources and the implications this brings to third countries.
After two expert talks on the abovementioned issues, the audience will have time to talk directly with the experts and discuss ideas and solutions on our future resource needs.
3G rules (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested within last 24 hours) apply. Hygiene measures are in place.

Event Host: GIZ

Location:
Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF-Campus 23-24, 10829 Berlin . 3G rules (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested within last 24 hours) apply.

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Planning of charging infrastructure for e-mobility in urban and rural areas of Germany and China Online

As the world´s largest market for electric vehicles (EV), China has gained significant ex-perience with handling the electricity loads from charging such vehicles, as well as op-timizing charging and grid investments.

In parallel, the growing share of decentral renewable energy sources and utilization of EVs will result in a more variable energy supply and a modification of load schemes. Efforts to optimize EV charging and using their battery as temporary storage can help to stabilize the grid and improve power system flexibility. This specifically applies to rural areas with high vehicle ownership and dependence.

Event Host/s: dena, GIZ, Entrans

The agenda of the event is available here. To join the side event via zoom, click here.

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Agora Energiewende Seminar Series: From global steel at a crossroads and a Europe-China energy & climate cooperation to the implementation of the 2030 ambition Online

Agora Energiewende will hold a series a three seminars focussing on the global steel sector and international energy transition:

A) The global steel sector is at a crossroads: by 2030, more than 70 percent of today’s coal-based blast furnace capacity will reach the end of its campaign life and require reinvestment. Steel companies across the globe are facing a choice between reinvesting into coal-based assets that lead to the lock-in of high CO2 emissions for another 15 to 20 years or to invest in climate-neutral technologies that are available to be deployed now. The race to green steel has started and the pipeline of steel companies’ announcements for low-carbon steel projects is growing rapidly.

For more information and to register, click here.

B) Europe and China have both set on a path to achieve net-zero emissions. China aims to peak its carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. That means dramatic transformation of the country’s energy system in a relatively short period of time. To achieve these ambitious goals China will have to shift away from fossil fuels-dominated energy economy and transition towards a renewables-based flexible system. By comparison, European countries have long played a leadership role on global climate agenda and thus accumulated substantial experience in energy transition which could help China draw on the lessons learned by European countries while avoiding some mistakes along the road.
How could Europe and China mutually benefit from exchanges and collaboration on decarbonisation? What would be the biggest challenges in China’s decarbonisation process and how to tackle them based on EU experience? Could practices in China benefit the EU’s energy transition agenda?

For more information and to register, click here.

C) The Glasgow COP26 summit had led to an increase in the pledged ambition for 2030 but left many open questions on the implementation measures allowing to reach the goals.
In this BETD event we will reach for the extensive expertise of three energy transition think tanks: from Mexico, Pakistan, and Poland cooperating under the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT). The speakers will elaborate on the main strategies and tools allowing their countries to accelerate implementation of the mitigation 2030 targets – taking into account the evolving national, economic, and geopolitical circumstances. The speakers will also discuss how these strategies can be relevant to other national plans and strategies.

For more information and to register, click here.

Event Host: Agora Energiewende

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Energiewende Tours - Onsite Guided Tour: New Energy Forum Feldheim Berlin > New Energy Forum Feldheim

The village of Feldheim is one of the most spectacular concepts for supplying enterprises, private households and local government with renewable energies on a decentralised, self-sufficient basis. This tour includes a presentation followed by a tour through the village – a visit of the nearby wind power plant, the associated biogas plant and finally the connecting battery storage facility. Visitors learn how it is possible for communities to be supplied 100% with heating and electricity from local, renewable energy sources.

Featured Companies / Projects / Stops

  • Presentation and tour of the energy self-sufficient town Feldheim
  • Wind farm and the E40 gondola
  • Biogas plant and the heat distribution center
  • Regional Regulating Power Station (Battery storage)

Tour Dates & Times

  • Thursday, 31 March 2022, 09:00-16:00 (including travel time of 90 minutes each way)
  • Friday, 1 April, 2022, 09:00-16:00 (including travel time of 90 minutes each way)

Registration is required and limited. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Register HERE

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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09:00 -
16:30
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Energiewende Tours - Onsite Guided Tour: EUREF-Campus EUREF-Campus, Berlin

Built up around the iconic Gasometer in Schöneburg, the EUREF Campus is home to an innovative community comprising business and science, a climate-neutral energy supply, an intelligent energy grid, energy-efficient buildings, a testing platform for future mobility and numerous research projects. Starting with the EUREF-Campus and energy concept, this tour will feature some of the most innovative and established energy and climate companies focusing on sustainability, energy and mobility.

Featured Companies / Projects / Stops

Tour Dates & Times

  • Monday, 28 March 2022, 09:00-16:30 (including travel time of 30 minutes each way)
  • Friday, 1 April 2022, 09:00-16:30 (including travel time of 30 minutes each way)

Registration is required and limited. Be sure to register as soon as possible. Register HERE

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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09:00 -
17:00
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Travelling Exhibition: Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow EUREF-Campus, Berlin

The travelling exhibition “Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow” of the German Federal Foreign Office visits the Berlin Energy Week, illustrating and discussing the future of our global energy systems. Through interactive modules, visitors are invited to learn about renewable energies, new mobility concepts and social aspects of the global energy transition as well as political and economic potentials and challenges. The exhibition is open daily 9:00 to 17:00 CET during the Berlin Energy Week at the facilities of Fraunhofer ENIQ at EUREF Campus Berlin.

Location: Fraunhofer ENIQ, EUREF-Campus 23/24, 10829 Berlin

Event Host/s: The German Federal Foreign Office

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10:00 -
11:30
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Energy sufficiency as the missing driver on the way to carbon neutrality in catching up economies Online

While energy efficiency policies have become mainstream in OECD countries, energy consumption is still increasing, so that there is still a long way to go to reconcile with 1.5 degrees compatible pathways. In Central and Eastern Europe, energy consumption levels are catching-up rapidly, leading the way for emerging economies worldwide. Energy sufficiency is key to address this increase of energy consumption, and can act as a key complement to efficiency and renewables on the path to carbon neutrality, but also to a deeper environmental sustainability beyond just climate aspects.

In this session, experience from designing pathways based on sufficiency, efficiency and renewables from Germany and France will be complemented by examples on the integration of sufficiency from the CACTUS project in Hungary and Lithuania and from scientific literature and global models aiming at 1.5°C target and submitted to the IPCC. Solutions will be presented and discussed to integrate sufficiency into climate and energy strategies of European countries and beyond.

Event Host/s: CACTUS Project; négaWatt

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10:00 -
12:30
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Energiewende Tours - Online Live Presentations Online

Online Live Presentations as part of the Energiewende Tours give BETD guests and participants the chance to learn from, interact with, and pose questions to speakers and company representatives directly.

Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the company presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. The Online Live Presentations will be held online.

Company and Project Presentations:

  • Georgsmarienhütte Group
  • Hydrogen Network Lausitz
  • Exytron
  • Rolls Royce Power Systems

Register here.

For more information on the BETD Energiewende Tours, go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/

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10:00 -
15:30
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Urban Energy & Mobility Forum 2022 Online

The annual UEMF discusses topics of the urban energy and mobility sector on an international level. It is an official side event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022 and takes place as a one-day online event entitled „Race to Zero Emissions: Sustainable Urban Mobility“. With growing numbers of residents in cities, changing transportation habits and the pressure of cutting congestion and emissions, urban areas are transforming their mobility patterns.

Event Host: Urban Energy Forum

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11:30 -
12:30
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EnSU Policy database for energy sufficiency Online

Although sufficiency and its political implementation has recently gained increased consideration, it is still under-represented in energy and climate scenarios. The energy sufficiency policy database can help to justify sufficiency assumptions and to design policy recommendations for sufficiency. The database is a major milestone for the junior research group “EnSu” (https://energysufficiency.de/). It is a toolbox for energy sufficiency policies and
covers the sectors buildings, transport, industry and agri-food.
This workshop covers an analysis of nearly 300 sufficiency policies, a presentation of the database and a group discussion on the potential and limits of energy sufficiency policy to reach climate neutrality. Target groups are decision-makers from energy policy, administration and civil society who plan and implement sufficiency policies, as well as scientists who model
climate mitigation scenarios.

Event Host: EnSU Research Group

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12:30 -
13:30
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Scaling up the global ambition for industrial decarbonisation in the steel, cement and concrete sectors – The Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative Live

The webinar illustrates ambitions undertaken by developed and developing countries on decarbonizing their emissions in the steel, cement, and concrete sectors. Representatives from Germany, Canada, Indonesia, and India will provide examples of how the public sectors can effectively create the needed market-pull for the transition to near-zero-emission industrial products, what roles standards can play, and how the industry and public efforts can effectively collaborate. The webinar will also illustrate the challenges of the sectoral low-carbon pathway and specific challenges faced by each developed and developing countries. UNIDO, leading the Secretariat the Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative (IDDI), will present how the collaboration between countries catalyzes the transition and the benefits for countries joining the IDDI.

Event Host: Industrial Deep Decarbonisation Initiative

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16:00 -
18:00
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Accelerating Energy Efficiency Development in Southeast Asia Online

To harness and sustain the impressive economic growth the Southeast Asian (SEA) Region has seen, and to meet the growing energy demand in consequence, the SEA countries intend to reduce the regional energy intensity (EI) by 32% by 2025, relative to the 2005 level. Without the prioritization of Energy Efficiency (EE), the set goal to accelerate energy transition and strengthen the energy resilience is harder to achieve and impedes the region’s endeavours to move away from conventional energy fossil fuels.
Development of effective pathways, action plans and investment to reflect the ambitious EE initiatives has been, however, a challenge.

Event Hosts: Energy Transition Partnership (ETP), ZUG, UNOPS

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