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IGEF Subgroup III Meeting on Energy Efficiency

On 17 June 2020, the first Subgroup III meeting of the year on Energy Efficiency under the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) took place via video conference. It was Co-Chaired by Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser, Head of Division Bilateral Energy Cooperation, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Government of Germany and Shri Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India. The meeting was attended by representatives of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), KfW Development Bank, GIZ and IGEF Support Office.

The Co-Chairs briefed each other on recent developments in the energy efficiency sector with focus on green recovery measures of their respective countries. Co-Chair Dr. Falken-Grosser informed the participants about the opportunities for green recovery in Germany. Co-Chair Shri Bakre gave insights about “Upgrading the regulatory framework of Energy Efficiency Act in India to drive Energy efficiency policies in the future”. Besides this there were input presentations on “CO2-Pricing - The next level” by Ms. Esther Chrischilles (BMWi), and on the “German hydrogen strategy ” by Mr. Simon Koesler (BMWi). Furthermore, Mr. Tobias Winter, IGEF-SO reported on the current status of activities under the IGEF Subgroup III. 

Dr. Falken-Grosser and Shri Bakre both expressed gratitude for the fruitful cooperation and  look forward to implementing the jointly agreed activities.

You can find the presentation by Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser on Green Recovery - The German economic recovery package here

You can find the presentation by Mr. P.V. Kiran Ananth, Director Energy Efficiency, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on the Impact of Covid-19 and possible recovery interventions in the field of Energy Efficiency in MSMEs
here.

You can find the presentation by Ms. Esther Chrischilles, Dpty. Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on CO2-Pricing - The next level here.

You can find the presentation by Ms. Esther Chrischilles, Dpty. Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on the German hydrogen strategy here.

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