Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow

Discover the travelling exhibition organised by the German Federal Foreign Office and gain an insight into the global dialogue on the energy transition as seen by governments, society, the private sector and the scientific and academic community.

Limiting the global temperature increase to well below 2°C – if to 1.5°C: this is the international community's objective. Governments, civil society, researchers and the private sector all around the world are working together to achieve it.

This will require a significant reduction in emissions from agriculture, industry, transport and many other sectors between now and 2050. How can we make our energy supply secure, accessible, emission-free and sustainable? The answer: through a global energy transition.

Energy derived from the wind, the sun, geothermal heat or the sea; technologies that allow energy to be stored right up until it is actually needed; coupling sectors so energy is used as efficiently as possible; creating completely new forms of mobility that allow people to reach their destination faster and more conveniently than ever before using a small amount of clean energy – the energy transition has the world on tenterhooks and is constantly opening up new opportunities and possibilities on a truly global scale.

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The global energy transition has many sides

We can only achieve the global energy transition together. In addition to restructuring the energy systems, it is essential to transform the transport sector and mobility in general. This structural change must be designed to be fair and equal.

Get to know the diverse aspects and perspectives on these topics.

Start by selecting one of the three topics and click your way through the perspectives of politics, business, science and society

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    • Society

      How is the energy transition changing our urban and rural landscapes?

      How is the energy transition changing life in society worldwide?

      What can I do as a citizen to contribute to the energy transition?

      How will the energy transition progress going forward?

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    • Politics

      What goals has the international community set for expanding renewable energy?

      How can politics enable large-scale expansion of renewable energy?

      How does politics ensure a secure energy supply in the course of the energy transition?

      What does the expansion of renewable energy mean for international cooperation?

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    • Economy

      Energy is at the heart of every economy. How much energy do we need in the first place?

      How will jobs change as a result of the energy transition?

      From energy suppliers to energy service providers – how will business models change as a result of the energy transition?

      What will the renewables industry look like in future?

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    • Science

      What role does science play in the energy transition?

      How does science contribute to the acceptance of the energy transition?

      Hydrogen is being talked about as an indispensable element for the global energy transition. What makes this transparent energy source so unique?

      What other developments will science advance?

       

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      • Society

        How do people worldwide move about – both to get to work and in their free time?

        How are the mobility needs of urban dwellers changing?

        How can I as a citizen contribute to transforming transport?

        What factors does the mobility of tomorrow have to take into account?

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      • Politics

        What role does politics play in transforming transport across the globe?

        Does politics have to participate in transforming transport?

        Does politics take into account the needs of different stakeholders to shape the transformation of transport?

        Are the different nations able to transform transport on their own?

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      • Economy

        What is the significance of the transport sector for the global economy?

        How is the transport sector changing?

        Won’t the switch to electromobility create huge job losses?

        What does the mobility market of the future look like?

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      • Science

        How does science contribute to the transformation of transport?

        Hydrogen propulsion systems for ships: Will science advance a green future on the high seas?

        What ideas is science providing for optimised local public transport in rural areas?

        What questions must science provide answers for in future?

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      Society
      Politics
      Economy
      Science
        • Society

          We implement climate protection and civic participation through citizen-owned renewable energy projects.

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        • Politics

          Policymakers must ensure energy supply in a fair, secure and affordable manner. For present and future generations. 

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        • Economy

          Creating new jobs with good working conditions and diverse innovation, for example in the field of renewable energies are also part of the economy´s responsibility.

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        • Science

          For an energy transition of the citizens, we need information. Science provides us with the necessary knowledge base.

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        Impressions

        German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits the travelling exhibition. On the picture he is standing in front of the Energy in Transition introductory station.

        Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A visitor to the travelling exhibition pressing a touchpoint at the Energy in Transition introductory station. Pressing the touchpoint starts up an animation, which a woman standing alongside is watching.

        Energy in Transition Cube: Visitors to the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A woman stands at the Energy in Transition station of the exhibition and starts up the animation. In the background a woman and a man are standing in front of a monitor at the Renewable Energy station.

        Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Energy in Transition Cube. November 2020.

        A visitor starts up the animation at the Energy in Transition station and is fascinated by the light-up display of a freight train powered by electricity and an electric car on a production line.

        Man visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Energy in Transition Cube. November 2020.

        A side view of the Renewable Energy station. Between two of the station’s pillars you can see a woman clicking her way through the station’s content on one of the three screens. In the background you can see a second, unoccupied screen at the station.

        Renewable Energy station: Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors at the travelling exhibition. The cube-shaped Energy in Transition station is in the foreground. Visitors are standing at the different sides of the cube and are pointing at and viewing the cube’s animations that are lighting up. In the background you can see visitors standing at the other stations.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office November 2020. The following stations are in view: Renewable Energy, Energy in Transition Cube and Info Lounge. (from left to right)

        Two women and one man are each standing in front of one of the four monitors of the Just Transition station. On one of the monitors a video is being shown in which Ms Hou Yuhan is speaking. On the other monitor that can be seen, Ms Sara Engström is speaking. The woman at the monitor is scrolling through the other videos that are available.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Just Transition station. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors to the travelling exhibition. The Just Transition station is in the foreground. Two women are each standing in front of a monitor. In the background, visitors to the Renewable Energy station and the Energy in Transition cube (in the centre) can be seen, although they are blurry.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. The following stations are in view: Just Transition, Renewable Energy and Energy in Transition Cube. (from left to right)

        German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is sitting at a monitor at the Mobility station and is viewing the content of this part of the exhibition on the global transformation of transport.

        Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the station “Mobility”, which focuses on the global transformation of transport.

        A bird’s eye view of visitors to the travelling exhibition. Visitors are standing or sitting at each of the five stations.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        An energy expert is presenting a talk at the large monitor of the Info Lounge station. Visitors are standing in front of the station listening.

        People visiting the exhibition listening to a talk about the impacts of the energy transition on existing working conditions at the Info Lounge of the travelling exhibition, in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors at the Renewable Energy station. A woman is clicking through the content on the monitor. Two other visitors are standing in front of the monitor across from her and are viewing the content.

        People visiting the Renewable Energy station. In November 2020, in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office.

        A view of three exhibition stations in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at night, without any visitors.

        Renewable Energy, Energy in Transition Cube and Info Lounge (from left to right): Travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office in November 2020.

        You can see two of the four outer walls of the Energy in Transition station. The science perspective is displayed in green on one of the two outer walls. Animations that light up use diagrams to demonstrate how wind energy is generated and used. The wall presenting the perspective of politics, symbolised by the colour blue, features the Eiffel Tower, the founding year of the United Nations, and symbols of climate change, each lit up.

        Radiant Energy in the Transition Cube in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A woman visiting the travelling exhibition is sitting at a monitor at the Mobility station and is viewing the content of the science perspective.

        Mobility station: Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits the travelling exhibition. On the picture he is standing in front of the Energy in Transition introductory station.

        Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A visitor to the travelling exhibition pressing a touchpoint at the Energy in Transition introductory station. Pressing the touchpoint starts up an animation, which a woman standing alongside is watching.

        Energy in Transition Cube: Visitors to the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A woman stands at the Energy in Transition station of the exhibition and starts up the animation. In the background a woman and a man are standing in front of a monitor at the Renewable Energy station.

        Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Energy in Transition Cube. November 2020.

        A visitor starts up the animation at the Energy in Transition station and is fascinated by the light-up display of a freight train powered by electricity and an electric car on a production line.

        Man visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Energy in Transition Cube. November 2020.

        A side view of the Renewable Energy station. Between two of the station’s pillars you can see a woman clicking her way through the station’s content on one of the three screens. In the background you can see a second, unoccupied screen at the station.

        Renewable Energy station: Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors at the travelling exhibition. The cube-shaped Energy in Transition station is in the foreground. Visitors are standing at the different sides of the cube and are pointing at and viewing the cube’s animations that are lighting up. In the background you can see visitors standing at the other stations.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office November 2020. The following stations are in view: Renewable Energy, Energy in Transition Cube and Info Lounge. (from left to right)

        Two women and one man are each standing in front of one of the four monitors of the Just Transition station. On one of the monitors a video is being shown in which Ms Hou Yuhan is speaking. On the other monitor that can be seen, Ms Sara Engström is speaking. The woman at the monitor is scrolling through the other videos that are available.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at the Just Transition station. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors to the travelling exhibition. The Just Transition station is in the foreground. Two women are each standing in front of a monitor. In the background, visitors to the Renewable Energy station and the Energy in Transition cube (in the centre) can be seen, although they are blurry.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. The following stations are in view: Just Transition, Renewable Energy and Energy in Transition Cube. (from left to right)

        German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is sitting at a monitor at the Mobility station and is viewing the content of this part of the exhibition on the global transformation of transport.

        Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the station “Mobility”, which focuses on the global transformation of transport.

        A bird’s eye view of visitors to the travelling exhibition. Visitors are standing or sitting at each of the five stations.

        People visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        An energy expert is presenting a talk at the large monitor of the Info Lounge station. Visitors are standing in front of the station listening.

        People visiting the exhibition listening to a talk about the impacts of the energy transition on existing working conditions at the Info Lounge of the travelling exhibition, in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A snapshot of visitors at the Renewable Energy station. A woman is clicking through the content on the monitor. Two other visitors are standing in front of the monitor across from her and are viewing the content.

        People visiting the Renewable Energy station. In November 2020, in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office.

        A view of three exhibition stations in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office at night, without any visitors.

        Renewable Energy, Energy in Transition Cube and Info Lounge (from left to right): Travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office in November 2020.

        You can see two of the four outer walls of the Energy in Transition station. The science perspective is displayed in green on one of the two outer walls. Animations that light up use diagrams to demonstrate how wind energy is generated and used. The wall presenting the perspective of politics, symbolised by the colour blue, features the Eiffel Tower, the founding year of the United Nations, and symbols of climate change, each lit up.

        Radiant Energy in the Transition Cube in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

        A woman visiting the travelling exhibition is sitting at a monitor at the Mobility station and is viewing the content of the science perspective.

        Mobility station: Woman visiting the travelling exhibition in the atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. November 2020.

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        Exhibition venues

        The global energy transition cannot happen overnight. We need joint solutions to create a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply. With the Energy in Transition – Powering Tomorrow travelling exhibition, we highlight the various perspectives held on the transformation of energy systems. We make a contribution at local level to the global dialogue on the energy transition together with our European neighbours and international partners.  

        Take a look at where the exhibition is due to stop off and follow the debate on the energy transition around the world.  

        You will be able to see the exhibition in these 13 selected locations in 2021.  

        You can find out more about the energy transition in Germany and ‘The German Energiewende’ exhibition here.

        This page is updated regularly.  

         

        Berlin
        Shanghai
        Bangkok
        10 November 2020 - 17 November 2020

        Berlin, Germany

        11 January 2021 - 22 January 2021

        Shanghai, China

        01 March 2021 - 25 March 2021

        Bangkok, Thailand

        19 April 2021 - 28 April 2021

        Hanoi, Vietnam

        No past exhibitions present.

        No future exhibitions present.

        Media Library

        Would you like to learn more about the energy transition – around the world and in your local community?

        Click through the articles, studies and video clips in the online library.

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        How can blockchain digitalise the energy sector
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        Digitalisation in the Energy Sector
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        A Price on Carbon
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        Power System Flexibility in Jingjinji and Germany CN
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        2019 China Renewable Energy Outlook - Summary CN
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        The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition: A New World
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        The Geopolitics of Decarbonisation
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        COVID-19 and Sustainable Mobility
        Brochure / 9 MB
        Disability inclusive public transport
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        En route to Paris - Implications of the Paris Agreement for the German transport sector
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        Remarkable Women in Transport 2019
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        Key elements of a just transition
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        The international dimension of a just transition
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        Transforming Transport to ensure tomorrows mobility
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        Transport For Under Two Degrees - A Foresight Study
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        Transport for under two degrees - Report
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        Gender Analysis and Nationally Determined Contributions
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        Renewable Energy - A gender perspective
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        Women for Sustainable Energy - Strategies to foster women's talents
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        Foreign Policy and the just transition - a policy brief
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        Transformation Experiences of Coal Regions in Ukraine
        Brochure / 6 MB
        Accelerating the achievement of SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy
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        Beyond the Green Deal: Upgrading the EUs Energy Diplomacy for a New Era
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        Delphi Energy Future 2040: On the Future of Energy Systems
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        German National Hydrogen Strategy
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        Global Renewables Outlook 2020
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        IRENA Global Renewables Outlook 2020
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        Minerals for Climate Action: The Mineral Intensity of a Clean Energy Transition