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Energy in Germany - Presentation to US Congress Chiefs of Staff

Energy in Germany - Presentation to US Congress Chiefs of Staff

30 March 2010

The 2010 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour of Germany brought Chiefs of Staff of members of the US Congress to Berlin and Cologne to take stock of the political situation in Germany after the federal election in September 2009 and before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2010. On invitation by The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC), R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute led a discussion on the current trends and outlook for energy policy in Germany and the European Union.

R. Andreas Kraemer's presentation was based on his article "Security Through Energy Policy: Germany at the Crossroads"  in the eJournal USA issue of September 2009 (p. 19-21). The study tour also included presentations and discussions on transatlantic relations covering trade, security issues and counterterrorism cooperation, as well as the future of Europe after the Lisbon Treaty.

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Keywords: Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energies, Germany, Europe, EU

30 March 2010
Berlin, Germany