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Press conference at FCCJ

How Japan and Germany can become world leaders in renewable energy together

Franz Untersteller, Minister of the Environment for the state of Baden Wuerttemberg
Mirko Kruck, Managing Director LEEN GmbH
10:30-11:30 Monday, May 20, 2013



Germany is considered one of the global leaders in renewable energy and energy efficiency for a long time. The 2011 Fukushima disaster has spurred further investment and development in these sectors in both Germany and Japan.

Ever since the nuclear accident, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (GCCIJ) has seen growing mutual interest in both countries in co-operation in the field of energy production and saving.

In the field of energy efficiency, Germany is focusing on insulating materials and efficient energy management, with industry showing a growing awareness of these topics. Key players in this field from both countries address the cub about future directions in energy technology.

Franz Untersteller, Minister of the Environment of the state of Baden Wuerttemberg, and Hiraoki Niihara, a renewable energy and energy savings specialist from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of METI, will present their views on what needs to be achieved in both countries and how the German approach on energy efficiency in the industry can have positive implications for Japan.

Mirko Kruck, managing director of energy efficiency consultancy LEEN GmbH, will give practical insights on how efficient energy management systems can be applied easily and at low cost in the industry sector.