Federal Minister Westerwelle to open German-Norwegian Energy Workshop

21.10.2010 - Press release

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre are keen to increase the use of renewable energies. The two ministers are to open a German-Norwegian expert workshop looking at this issue on Friday, 22 October in Bonn.

Norway holds 50% of West European oil and gas reserves and is Germany’s second largest energy supplier. The foreign ministers of both countries launched the German-Norwegian energy partnership in 2006 to provide momentum for the further development of renewable energy sources. Friday’s workshop will focus particularly on wind power.

To find out more about the workshop, please contact John Reyels (030/50002056).

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