Forgot your password?

Back to login

German ambassador to open energy exhibition
May 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

On 22 May 2017, the German Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Karlfried Bergner and the Oil Minister Essam Abdul Mohsen Al-Marzouq will open the travelling exhibition ‘Germany’s Energiewende’ at The Avenues.

“Hardly any field of German politics is followed with such great interest as the ‘Energiewende’ – or energy transition,” said Ambassador Bergner.

With its Energiewende plan, Germany aims to shift to a more sustainable, affordable, and secure supply of energy. To this end, at least half of German electricity demand should be covered by renewable energies by 2030, in the long run it should be at least 80 percent. At the same time, German energy demand should be halved by 2050 compared to 2008. Also, all nuclear power plants in Germany are to be switched off by 2022.

“It is evident that the path towards a more sustainable energy future does not end at Germany’s border. Therefore, our exhibition advocates for strong international co-operation towards a global Energiewende,” added Ambassador Bergner.

The exhibition was organized by the German Federal Foreign Office with the aim to show those interested parties various aspects of the energy transition plan, what it means to the German people and what its essential elements are. Since its inauguration in April 2016, the exhibition has been organized in more than 30 locations globally including in South Africa, Mexico, the US, Colombia, Poland, Saudi-Arabia and Malaysia.

Germany is highly committed to a global shift towards a more sustainable supply of energy. The United Nations are one of the key partners. In autumn 2015, the international community has put in place the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of these goals is to achieve access to clean and affordable energy for all people.

In 2009, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was founded, and Germany was one of the key drivers for this process. Now, less than a decade after its inauguration, 150 states and the European Union are members of the organization.

Share your views

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

"Envy comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had."

Photo Gallery