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Germany and Japan carry out joint research for energy transition

The German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) is holding its first meeting in Tokyo

Both highly industrialized countries, Germany and Japan face similar challenges in the development of their energy industries to achieve a resource- and climate-friendly energy supply. In order to meet these challenges, the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) was formed with strong support by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation, DBU), the Stiftung Mercator Foundation, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Japanese Ministry of...

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