FES energy studies move to Berlin

Hello again from Germany. Our team’s study of German energy policy has thus far carried us from Frieburg to Dusseldorf, and now Berlin. In Dusseldorf, we met with members of the power utility E.On, where we discussed the European natural gas market, Germany’s planned phase out of nuclear power, and the role that utilities believe energy efficiency will play in strategic resource planning.

We have a number of meetings scheduled in Berlin, but have thus far met with the consulting firm Ecofys and the Germany Trade and Investment Group. Both meetings focused on the role of energy efficiency and real-time data monitoring within the built environment. From a U.S. energy policy perspective, it has been fascinating for us to learn the mechanics of German energy policy approaches, as well as the way energy policy within Germany is treated in earnest.