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"Energiewende 2012" - German Energy Transformation to Renewables

September 10, 2012 • New York, NY

Many countries throughout the world are reviewing their future energy needs and supplies to determine the sustainability of their economies.  A variety of plans are now underway taking into account the social and economic goals of these countries.  In Germany, this means a transition away from coal and nuclear energy generation with a temporary growth in natural gas, while working toward potentially 100% renewable energy.  In the US, it means utilizing the country’s resources in an environmentally friendly way, reducing the use of coal, and growing natural gas and renewable energy production.

At this year’s Energiewende Discussion, they will speak with the representatives of the financial community from both Germany and the US to determine what financing is available and can be expected for energy and infrastructure projects in the coming years.  They will learn about the different strategies of public and private banks.  And they will learn about the path that Germany sees toward energy independence from the German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post, and Railway (Bundesnetzagentur).

Jeff Smith will attend this event.

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