Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Energy, visited Berlin to attend the Berlin Dialogue on Energy Transition

In March of 2024, the Bulgarian Deputy Minister, Mrs. Iva Petrova traveled to Berlin for a three-day working visit to participate in the conference

April 19th, 2024
Marina R. Ferrández Esclapez, News from Berlin
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The Berlin Dialogue on Energy Transition was organized to convene policymakers, experts, and industry leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

During the conference, the Bulgarian Deputy Minister took part in a panel discussion on "Financing the accelerated exit from coal production. Phase-out - challenges and solutions." In this discussion, he presented Bulgaria's efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and highlighted the challenges faced by the country, particularly the need to phase out coal production while maintaining energy security.

Aside from the panel discussion, Ms. Petrova held bilateral meetings with the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy and Climate, Mr. Stefan Wenzel, and the Director General, Oliver Renchler, of the Directorate-General for Climate Foreign Policy and Geoeconomics at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The discussions focused on energy security and the identification of projects that could contribute to the energy autonomy of the region and the EU. They also discussed strategies to strengthen cooperation between Bulgaria and Germany in the field of energy transition. On the German side, the deputy minister learned about the experience in the field of "hydrogen diplomacy."

The German officials explained their approach to promoting the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source and elaborated on how they have been working with other countries to develop hydrogen infrastructure and technologies.

Overall, this visit was a valuable opportunity for the Bulgarian Deputy Minister to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of other countries in the area of energy transition. It also helped to strengthen the partnership between Bulgaria and Germany in this important field.


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