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The German Energiewende

Transforming Germany’s energy system

Germany has decided to switch its entire energy supply to renewables and to become increasingly energy efficient. In this way, Germany is playing a major role in climate protection. The Energiewende is our answer to the question of how we can make the energy supply secure, affordable and sustainable. This unique opportunity for Germany as a location for business and investment will open up new business opportunities, foster innovation, create jobs, boost growth and make us less dependent on oil and gas imports. The German Government is very often asked about the Energiewende. At the same time, many people are surprised by the dimensions of the project and by how many aspects it involves. By transforming its energy system, Germany is taking its responsibility for the planet and its inhabitants seriously. These wide-ranging tasks and challenges are what we want to present on this website and in our travelling exhibition. We invite you to join us as we shift to green energy.

  • Cave Hill/Barbados

    25 Nov 2017 - 02 Dec 2017

    University of the West Indies
  • Melbourne

    11 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017

    All-Energy Exhibition and Conference
  • Zhenjiang

    26 Sept 2017 - 28 Sept 2017

    International Low Carbon Expo'17
  • Amman

    16 Sept 2017 - 28 Sept 2017

    Jordan Museum
  • Cali

    20 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017

    Club de Ejecutivos
  • Perth

    02 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

    Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Miami

    07 July 2017 - 31 July 2017

    Miami Dade College
  • Mexiko City

    11 Sept 2017 - 13 Sept 2017

    MEXIREC congress
  • Kuwait

    16 July 2017 - 20 July 2017

    Ministry of Electricity and Water
  • Lappeenranta

    09 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017

    Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Tampere

    25 Sept 2017 - 01 Oct 2017

    Tampere University
  • Helsinki

    18 Sept 2017 - 20 Sept 2017

    Finlandia Hall
  • Vaasa

    28 Aug 2017 - 10 Sept 2017

    Vaasa University
  • Beijing

    07 Apr 2016 - 29 May 2016

    University of International Business and Economics
  • Belgrade

    24 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016

    Technical University
  • Frankfurt

    01 May 2016 - 03 May 2016

    49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development
  • Washington, D. C.

    12 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

    Deutsche Botschaft
  • Leskovac

    12 May 2016 - 21 May 2016

    Regional centre
  • Cape Town

    15 May 2016 - 18 May 2016

    Africa Energy Transition Dialogue
  • Cape Town

    20 May 2016 - 25 June 2016

    SARETEC
  • Vranje

    26 May 2016 - 30 June 2016

    Technical University
  • Belgrad

    04 June 2016 - 08 June 2016

    RENEXPO trade fair
  • Chengdu

    13 June 2016 - 25 June 2016

  • Mexiko City

    19 June 2016 - 16 July 2016

    Forum Buenavista
  • Guangzhou

    20 July 2016 - 25 Aug 2016

    Guangzhou library
  • Pretoria

    31 July 2016 - 13 Aug 2016

    German Embassy
  • Berlin

    02 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

    Federal Foreign Office
  • Sacramento

    06 Sept 2016 - 08 Sept 2016

    CAISO conference (California Independent Systems Operator)
  • Chengdu

    06 Sept 2016 - 07 Oct 2016

    Cultural centre
  • Santa Clara

    18 Sept 2016 - 21 Sept 2016

    VERGE 2016 conference
  • Islamabad

    18 Sept 2016 - 21 Sept 2016

  • Chengdu

    02 Nov 2016 - 05 Nov 2016

    Western China International Fair
  • Hong Kong

    02 Nov 2016 - 04 Nov 2016

    Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business
  • Sarajevo

    08 Nov 2016 - 09 Nov 2016

    RENEXPO trade fair
  • Bogotá

    30 Nov 2016 - 07 Mar 2017

    “Maloka” educational centre
  • Doha

    05 Dec 2016 - 06 Dec 2016

  • Warsaw

    05 Dec 2016 - 06 Dec 2016

    Palace of Culture and Science
  • New York

    08 Jan 2017 - 19 Jan 2017

    United Nations
  • Geneva

    15 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017

    Palace of Nations
  • Kraków

    17 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017

    Agricultural University
  • Kunming

    15 Feb 2017 - 15 Mar 2017

    Sino-German Cultural Centre
  • Kielce

    28 Feb 2017 - 08 Apr 2017

    Trade fair centre
  • Berlin

    19 Mar 2017 - 20 Mar 2017

    Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
  • Riyadh

    25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017

    Al Haram Mall
  • Djidda

    05 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017

  • Kuala Lumpur

    11 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017

    Petronas Towers
  • Hannover

    23 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

    Hannover Messe trade fair
  • Qingdao

    20 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017

    Sino-German Ecopark
  • Georgetown

    27 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017

    Khazanah Nasional
  • Tampa

    31 Jan 2017 - 10 June 2017

    Museum of Science and Industry
  • Tel Aviv

    24 May 2017 - 12 June 2017

    Porter School of Environmental Studies
  • Bad Lauterberg

    25 June 2017 - 29 June 2017

    Hotel revita
  • Trinidad

    26 Sept 2017 - 06 Oct 2017

    NIHERST
  • Madrid

    29 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

    Polytechnic University
  • Bonn

    05 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017

    UN Climate Change Conference COP23
  • Valencia

    14 Dec 2017 - 22 Jan 2018

    City of Arts and Sciences
  • Kuwait City

    21 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

    "The Avenues" mall
  • Santiago de Chile

    05 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

    Cultural Center „Gabriela Mistral“, building B, entrance area
  • Lima

    17 Aug 2017 - 16 Sept 2017

    University for Engineering and Technology UTEC

The Energiewende and its diverse international history

Germany’s energy system will not be transformed overnight. We will switch to renewable energies by 2050, one step at a time, pursuing clear and ambitious targets and following a precise roadmap. The Energiewende is firmly embedded in an international framework. We welcome in-depth dialogue with our European neighbours and international partners, and aim at cross-border cooperation and solutions. We need joint solutions in order to create a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply.

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Travelling exhibition “Energiewende – Germany’s Energy Transition”

Hardly any other topic in German politics attracts as much international interest as energy policy. With the energy transition, Germany is pursuing an ambitious path to an energy policy which is more secure, affordable and sustainable. Interest is so great that the term Energiewende has found its way into the vocabulary of many different world languages. This is a source of great pride for us. After all, the energy transition also means more international networking to secure more sustainable energy supplies. At the same time, we are seeing time and again that a number of questions and misunderstandings persist around the world. With the travelling exhibition on the Energiewende and this website, we want to explain to you what the energy transition is all about, what milestones have been achieved and what challenges remain. The exhibition and this website were devised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the communications agency edelman.ergo on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office.

The Energiewende in your language

Our exhibition is travelling the world in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and German. If you would prefer to read it in another language you can download various translations here.
Further languages will be added continuously.

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A long-term project with many dimensions

The Energiewende is a fundamental restructuring and re-alignment of German energy policy. Yet, the Energiewende is multi-dimensional and goes far beyond the power sector. A successful transition can only be achieved by considering – inter alia – transport, research and development, international coordination and public participation.

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