6. Council Meeting GJETC, 2019
How to digitize the Energy Transition
GJETC establishes new working group on Digitization
On March 6 an 7, 2019 the 6th meeting of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has been held in Berlin.
For the second working phase which started in October 2018, the GJETC installed working groups including Council Members as well as external experts from industry and civil society in order to facilitate a more focused research on specific topics („bottlenecks“) of energy transition identified in phase one.
One of the newly implemented working groups of the GJETC accompanies a comparative study on “The Future Role of Hydrogen in the German and Japanese energy systems". The study includes an analysis of the status quo, a meta-analysis of existing scenarios on the role of hydrogen in the Japanese and German energy systems, and an overview of standards and regulations.
Another working group discusses long-term scenarios of energy supply until 2050 and related review mechanisms, including a study of BDI (Association of German Industries) on “Climate Pathways of Germany”. The discussion on how Germany and Japan can close the implementation gaps of their GHG emission reduction goals they committed to come right in time as the future alignment of energy policy are intensively discussed in Germany as well as in Japan in the forerun to the G20 summit in Japan. "Energy efficiency in buildings" is the main topic of another working group within GJETC. At the Council Meeting in Berlin, the GJETC members discussed with external experts about building politics in the Light of COP 24 results with external experts from the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).
General Planning Group
The Institute of Energy Economics,
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