Federal Economics and Climate Protection Minister and Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have signed a joint declaration on a climate and energy partnership between the USA and Germany with the US President’s Special Envoy for Climate Protection John Kerry and US Energy Deputy Secretary David M. Turk. The importance of offshore wind was particularly emphasized.
Goal of the climate and energy partnership
The joint declaration of the climate and energy partnership identifies three priorities:
(1) accelerating climate action to achieve a carbon-neutral future,
(2) the development and application of technologies to accelerate the energy transition, as well as
(3) the promotion of ambitious climate policy and energy security in third countries.
Additional information on the German-American climate and energy partnership can be found here .
The official press release from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection can be found here .
Energy partnership USA & Germany: “Offshore Wind” working group launched
The cooperation should take place in joint working groups. Such working groups have already been set up for the offshore wind energy sector. Martin Skiba (Member of the Board of Directors FOUNDATION OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY) and Nate McKenzie (Technology Manager, Wind Energy Technologies Office, DoE) will jointly lead the working group, each from a German and American perspective. In addition to Toussaint Williams (German Offshore Wind Initiative GOI), around ten other members from science and politics have been nominated so far.
The working group will meet several times a year. Contents include: updates on the current status of offshore wind development, challenges in the supply chains, as well as the professional exchange on the regulatory framework and R&D topics. The working group last met in April of this year on the occasion of the IPF2022 in Atlantic City (New Jersey/USA).
If you have any further questions, Toussaint Williams is at your disposal:
Further information on the “Offshore Wind” working group with the participation of the German Offshore Wind Initiative GOI can be found here .