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October 7, 2017

German Green Energy Symbol Showcased at Russian Energy Week

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has presented its Green Sofa at REW 2017. BETD's trademark Green Sofa has made a name for itself by touring international events and hosting interviews on the subject of world energy among more than 500 leading politicians.

It has been making the rounds at the world's largest energy forums since 2015 in order to encourage an international dialogue on energy efficiency. Over two years, it has ‘participated’ in 16 energy forums in Germany, China, the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates, Finland, and South Africa. Russian Energy Week is the Green Sofa's first event in Russia.

The idea of using the Green Sofa at Russian Energy Week was first put forward by German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries, who head BETD.

Guests interviewed on the Green Sofa during the first few days of REW 2017 have included Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Amin Z. Adnan, Russian First Deputy Energy Minister Alexey Texler, and ministers from Bolivia, Uganda, and Equatorial Guinea.

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