Energy & Climate

The Energy & Climate Committee is the voice of AmCham Germany's members in the energy sector representing both energy producers and energy consumers. It monitors legislative developments in energy policy in Germany and the EU and engages in related political debates. The committee advocates for frameworks that encourage investment and innovation and reflect a balanced approach based on ecological and economic considerations such as security of supply. On the national level and in the context of the German Energiewende, the committee advocates for a consistent and competitive sustainable energy policy that strengthens Germany as a business location. Recognizing that international cooperation is critical to overcoming energy and climate challenges, the committee provides a platform for transatlantic discourse on energy and climate issues.

 

2021


February 23, 2021: Joint Virtual Committee Meeting Energy & Climate Committee and Trade Committee 
with Thorsten Herdan, Head of Department II, Energy Policy - Heat and Efficiency, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
Topics: Transatlantic energy cooperation, CBAM, Hydrogen


June 3, 2021: Virtual Committee Meeting
with Norbert Gorißen, Deputy Director General International Policy, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Topics: COP26 and multilateral cooperation in energy & climate policy, Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms, US-German energy partnership


June 8, 2021: Joint Virtual Committee Meeting Energy & Climate Committee and Trade Committee 
with Dr. Winfried Horstmann, Head of Department for Industrial Policy, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
Topics: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms; Regulation under the EU Green Deal; US-German cooperation on energy & climate issues


2020


January 28, 2020: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Oliver Krischer, MdB, Deputy Parliamentary Group Chairman, Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group
Topics: Regulatory implementation of the WSB commission's recommendations


February 21, 2020: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting 
with Helge Pols, Leader of Group G 20: Fundamental Questions of Climate-Friendly Mobility and the Climate Cabinet, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Topic: Current energy and climate policy issues with regards to mobility


June 2, 2020: Energy & Climate Virtual Committee Meeting
with Michaela Spaeth, Director for Energy and Climate Policy, Business and Human Rights, Federal Foreign Office
Topics: German EU Council Presidency (energy and climate policy, such as Green Deal and Green Recovery)


June 16, 2020: Joint Virtual Committee Meeting (Trade & ECC)
with Bernd Lange, MdEP
Topic: German EU Council Presidency, Green Recovery, future trade relations of the EU


September 16, 2020:  Joint Virtual Committee Meeting (Trade & ECC)
with Bernd Westphal, Spokesman for Economic and Energy Policy, SPD Parliamentary Group


October 22, 2020: Virtual Committee Meeting
with Dr. Guido Wustlich, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Topic: Renewable Energy Act 2021


2019


February 1, 2019: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Dr. Ingrid Nestle, MdB, Energy Industry Spokeswoman of the Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group
Topic included: The Climate Protection Act, the Coal Commission's final report and power grid expansion


April 8, 2019: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Marie-Luise Dött, MdB, Environmental and Nature Conservation Policy Spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Dr. Lukas Köhler, MdB, Climate Policy Spokesman of the FDP Parliamentary Group
Topics included: National Climate Action Plan, Climate Protection Act


June 5, 2019:  Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Andreas Lämmel, MdB, Spokesperson CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy
Topics: Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment, Challenges, Climate Protection Act


September 19, 2019: Release Position Paper
“Aktuelle Herausforderungen in der Energie- und Klimapolitik”


December 10, 2019: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Dr. Frank Wetzel, Group Leader, Innovation, Industry, Energy and Transportation, German Chancellery
Topics included: European Green Deal, National Hydrogen Strategy, German EU Council Presidency


2018


July 4, 2018: Joint ECC & Trade Committee Meeting
with Bernd Westphal, MdB, Economic and Energy Policy Spokesman of the SPD Parliamentary Group
Topics: Current issues in energy and economic policy


September 14, 2018: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Dr. Andreas Lenz, MdB, Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development, Parliamentary Representative in the BMWi Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
Topic: Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment, Challenges


October 10, 2018: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Karsten Möring, MdB, Member of the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
Topic: NEC Directive


December 6, 2018: Press Release
Topic: COP 24


December 14, 2018: Energy & Climate Committee Meeting
with Prof. Dr. Martin Neumann, MdB, Energy Policy Spokesman of the FDP Parliamentary Group
Topics: Current issues in economic and energy policy

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Energy & Climate Committee

AmCham Germany’s Energy & Climate Committee supports the principles of long-term economic efficiency, demand-oriented innovation and excellence in production processes impacting the environment as well as product management in German and European legislation.

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Position Paper "Herausforderungen in der Energie- und Klimapolitik - Markt vs. Regulierung" (September 2019)

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