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Energy Efficiency Award2017: Prize for Contributors to the Energy Transition

Enlarge image (© dena) The Energy Efficiency Award 2017 of the German Energy Agency (dena) will be awarded during the dena Congress in Berlin on 20 November 2017. Private and public companies were invited to submit their competition entries to dena by 15 July (applications are now closed). The Award offers monetary prizes of 30.000 Euros in total. Its patron is Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries.

For the first time, companies were also able to submit their own energy efficiency concept to the competition. They were asked to clearly demonstrate how energy efficiency can be improved. Three companies will be selected for the chance to win over the expert audience with a live pitch for their concept during the dena congress. One concept will be selected by vote for the Audience Award. The nominations for the individual categories will be announced on 30 September 2017. 

This international competition is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and made possible with the support of the premium partners Danfoss GmbH and KfW.

More informinformation about the competition at:


Global Climate Conference (COP) 2017 in Bonn

Increasing desertification is becoming a growing global concern. The Global Climate Conference 2017 (Conference of the Parties - COP) will take place in Germany.  International diplomats, politicians ...

Ambassador Thiedemann talks about Europe

Ambassador's Lecture "Facing Europe's Challenges 2017"

In an address at the National Centre for Research on Europe at Canterbury Universität in Christchurch on March 3, Ambassador Thiedemann shared his views on the challenges Europe is facing today. The Ambassador spoke about the Brexit, migration, the Euro, global terrorism and other international developments.

Ambassador Thiedemann Lecture Facing Europe's Challenges [pdf, 459.01k] (complete lecture).

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

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The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.