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Thorsten Herdan

Quote of the week

“We welcome the election of the new IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and are confident that he will successfully continue IRENA’s good work in stepping up the expansion of renewable energy to support the global energy transition."

Thorsten Herdan, Director-General for Energy Policy – Heating and Efficiency at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

direct reports

  • E-world in Essen: SINTEG funding programme presents the energy system of the future

    Experts from all over Germany will come together to present model solutions for creating a digitised, sustainable energy supply at the e-world trade fair. Information and ideas are to be showcased at the SINTEG stand under the theme ‘SINTEG networks – Germany's living laboratories analyse the energy system of the future’. Visitors can also look forward to three specialist forums at which current topics from the energy industry will be discussed. These are: ‘SINTEG flexibilises – Where do we stand with market flexibility mechanisms?’ (5 February, 10-11 am); ‘SINTEG connects – Update on the energy transition Made in Germany’ (in English, 6 February, 10 am-12 pm); ‘SINTEG shows how it’s done – experience from living laboratories for the energy transition’ (7 February, 11am-12 pm). The E-world energy & water trade fair will take place in Essen from 5 to 7 February 2019 and is regarded as a key event for the European energy industry. The SINTEG stand will be located in Hall 5, stand 530.

  • Recently elected: IRENA’s new Director-General

    Francesco La Camera from Italy has been elected Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for the next four years. He was elected to the position on 13 January 2019 at the 9th IRENA Assembly in Abu Dhabi. IRENA, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, acts as a global voice to promote renewable energy. It supports member countries in expanding their use of renewables by conducting research and analysis activities.

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