Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil sees great opportunities for the North Sea region in the energy transition. “The North Sea and the North Sea coast will become the powerhouse for the energy turnaround – this is true for the Netherlands and this is especially true for Germany,” the SPD politician said on Friday after a two-day trip to the Netherlands.
Both countries would therefore have to make a special contribution to a rapid transformation of the energy supply, he added. “We need joint grid planning between Germany and the Netherlands, we need coordination on the planned offshore wind farms on both sides and we need a joint hydrogen strategy,” Weil said.
The goal, he said, is a secure, clean and affordable energy supply. “This is important for achieving climate neutrality while safeguarding business locations,” said the head of government, who met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, among others, in The Hague.