Ursula Heinen-Esser, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), opened the 5th German-Japanese Environment Talks in Berlin yesterday. The conference focuses on smart solutions for a sustainable energy supply including topics like smart cars and smart homes.
The talks, which alternately take place in Japan and Germany, are intended to provide a forum for discussing new approaches and exploring the potential for cooperation. This year the conference presents high-tech solutions concerning the energy grids of the future. Integrating solar and wind power as well as building and linking smart homes and smart cars to the grid are some of the various topics. Besides presenting innovative approaches and products, the conference will present the results of numerous field tests carried out in both countries.
The German-Japanese Environment Talks have been organised since 2007 by BMU and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO).