Categories: Delegation trips

From 14 – 19 October 2018 the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Energy Watches GmbH wants to host a business delegation of German companies to Australia and New Zealand. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supports German small and medium sized companies.



About “energy solutions – made in Germany”

The promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Germany has resulted in the establishment of an industry which offers some of the world’s leading technologies. This industry encompasses several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises specialised in the development, design and production of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency solutions, grids and storage. This is the basis for smart energy solutions.

Networking & Business Opportunities

The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the “energy solutions - made in Germany” initiative. If you are looking for first-hand information about German renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency solutions and face-to-face meetings with German companies, the “energy solutions –made in Germany” initiative offers you a number of different possibilities to do so.

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Australia offers a broad spectrum for energy solutions for geographical remote areas. Increasing costs for electricity and gas push the search for energy efficient solutions. According to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) approx. 49 % of Australian companies are already using renewable energy to lower their costs.

33 % of the Australian GDP derive from Construction, Mining, Manufacturing/ Processing, Transport, Utilities, Waste Management and Agriculture. As growing industries within these sectors agriculture and food production, mining technologies and related METS services, oil- and gas industry, innovative manufacturing of medical technology and pharma products can be identified.

The biggest energy consumers in 2014-2015 were the transport sector (39, 4%), manufacturing processing/construction (24,9%), mining (12,8%), Housing (11,2 %), industry (8,2%) and agriculture (2,6%). Biggest energy consumers in the manufacturing/processing industry were the non-ferrous metal production (33, 3%), the chemistry production, food production (14,4%) as well as steel and iron production (10,3%).

In December 2016 the Australian Government presented the National Energy Productivity Plan aiming to increase energy efficiency until 2030. As part of this Plan the Clean Energy Innovation Fund was founded. With an overall volume of AUD 1 Md. the fund will provide financial aid of AUD 100 Mio p.a. within a ten-year framework (2016-2026). In 2017 measurements to reduce fuel emissions as well as a reform of electricity prices were also on the agenda.

There are a great opportunities for German companies to promote energy efficient, cost effective and innovate technologies in various areas such as lighting technology, heating and cooling technology and solar energy applicable for industry.

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