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Germany and the Netherlands to Increase Energy Cooperation

August 01st, 2014
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News from Berlin - Last week, the Netherlands and Germany have signed a political declaration to increase their cooperation in energy policy. The declaration was signed on the 25th of July by Germany’s economy and energy minister Sigmar Gabriel, and Dutch economy minister Henk Kamp.

The two countries aim to further increase cooperation between their, already heavily intertwined, energy markets, searching for a regional solution to ensure security of energy supply for the future. Both Germany and the Netherlands committed themselves to also seek for possibilities to include other countries in this process.

Gabriel and Kamp agreed that their countries will share their experience in gathering public support for energy infrastructure such as high-voltage power lines and telecommunication networks. The two countries will further share their experience in securing support for both offshore and onshore wind farms. Lastly, Germany and the Netherlands will share their expertise in the development of gas infrastructure, and update each other on their national positions regarding the exploration of natural gas resources.  

By signing the joint declaration, Germany and the Netherlands have ensured increased future cooperation between their energy markets, laying the groundwork for stronger economic ties between the two countries.


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