Energy efficiency in Germany and the USA: A bilateral expert meeting in Berlin

From the 3rd to the 5th of May 2017, US-American and German policymakers and experts discussed policies, tools and challenges to increase energy efficiency. adelphi organized the expert meeting in Berlin.


Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of Germany's energy transition ("Energiewende"). lt is also a key element of energy policy in the United States, with some states leading with particularly innovative measures. Both countries have implemented successful policies and are facing similar challenges.

In order to meet these challenges, adelphi organized a three-day bilateral expert meeting in Berlin. The aim was to strengthen the transatlantic cooperation between Germany and the US and to allow for an exchange of expertise and political experiences between leading decision-makers and energy efficiency experts. 30 experts from government institutions, non-profit organizations and industry associations met in Berlin from the 3rd to 5th May and discussed political measures, instruments and challenges to increase energy efficiency. Visits to innovative efficiency projects in Berlin and discussions with various German experts rounded off the event.

The event was organized by adelphi and The Renewables Academy (RENAC) as part of the project "Supporting the German federal government in its energy dialogues with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA" on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The event took place in Hamburg following a G20 energy efficiency conference on the 2nd of May.