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German-Japanese Energy Partnership Creates Momentum for Energy Transition

By June 22, 2019 2   min read  (227 words)

June 22, 2019 |

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Germany and Japan aim to expand their cooperation in renewable energy research and utilisation. adelphi is providing support for this process and facilitating the energy policy exchange.

Both countries have agreed to increase cooperation on renewable energy in the framework of the German-Japanese Energy Partnership.

The aim is to intensify efforts in renewable energy innovation, digitisation and flexibilisation, as well as grid modernisation and hydrogen use.

“Andreas Feicht, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and Taizo Takahashi, Commissioner of the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, signed a corresponding declaration at the G20 meeting of energy ministers on 15 June 2019.

Energy Partnership benefits both Germany and Japan

Given that the two countries have stressed the central role of sustainable energy in light of the Paris Agreement, the Energy Partnership benefits both parties. Germany has extensive experience in the expansion and system integration of renewables, whereas Japan has been a pioneer in the use of hydrogen as well as in the development of energy storage and so-called smart grids.

The Energy Partnership between Germany and Japan sets an important example in international climate action,’ states Jana Narita, Project Manager at adelphi. ‘Given the major challenges of implementing the Paris Agreement, both countries are relying on bilateral cooperation and the exchange of knowledge – instead of isolationism and unilateralism,’ she added.

Source: Adelphi

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