From 22nd to 26th June 2009 a German RE business delegation will visit Egypt. The delegation is organized by the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with DENA and supported by the BMWi. The delegation will meet Egyptian counterparts from private and public sector to discuss business and cooperation opportunities.
The European Commission adopted a progress report on renewable energy (in the electricity and transport sectors), highlighting the patchy progress made and the EU's likely failure to reach the 2010 indicative targets. The report explores the reason for this and explains that the new Directive on renewable energy, agreed as part of the energy and climate package and due to enter into force in May, addresses all the concerns highlighted in the report and provides a solid basis for removing barriers and increasing the growth of renewable energy for the next ten years.