In the context of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogues, I was delighted to moderate a frank and fascinating discussion for Northland Power, a Canadian operator of clean energy infrastructure and global leader in offshore wind.

“From the Idea to Implementation of the Canada-Germany Energy Partnership” packed the house at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, with the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, opening the proceedings.

Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and Russia’s war in Ukraine, Germany has had to move quickly to diversify its energy supply. It has proactively pursued bilateral agreements, particularly with Canada, with whom it signed an energy partnership in 2021 and a Hydrogen Alliance in 2022. As both countries aim to seize opportunities available in the green energy space, the discussion focused on the role of international investment in translating those agreements into action, and the huge potential for green hydrogen in the planned expansion of renewables.

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