Today, the Energy Ministers of the EU member states will be holding an informal video conference call to discuss the role of investment in the energy sector, particularly in the context of the economic recovery and the so-called Green Deal.
Before the conference highlighted Germany’s plans to make considerable investments in energy-efficient and low-emission technologies, declaring that investments in renewable energy, in efficient buildings, and in hydrogen technology are equally important. In this way, he said, the energy sector would be put into a position where it could foster economic growth and help the climate.
Speaking as a representative of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, Minister Altmaier will be giving an overview of the energy-related aspects of the Presidency Programme. Said the Minister: “During our Presidency of the Council of the EU, our focus will remain on overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ushering in Europe’s economic recovery. I want us to shape ambitious energy and climate policies with new impetus for growth and innovation. For example, joint offshore wind projects and hydrogen technologies not only make an important contribution to the EU’s ambitious energy and climate targets, but also offer major opportunities in the field of industrial policy.”