<P align=justify><BR><STRONG>In a declaration published in the French newspaper <EM>Le Monde</EM></STRONG>, Peter Almaier and Delphine Batho, Ministers of the environment of Germany and France, announced a cooperation on energy transition between both countries, and in Europe generally speaking.</P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>Germany and France, Europe&#8217;s first energy producers, have a common ambition on energy matters</STRONG>. In France, the goal is to reduce the part of nuclear energy in the global electricity production from 75% to 50% by 2025 and <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/energie_solaire_environnement/solar-photovoltaic-energy,p,219,EN.jsp" target=_blank>to increase the share of renewable energies to 23% by 2020</A>. For its part, <STRONG>Germany intends to completely phase out nuclear power by the end of 2022</STRONG> and to reach a 50% share of renewable energy in the electric power supply. </P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>The two governments decided to create a &#8220;French-German office for renewable energies&#8221;</STRONG>, dedicated to business cooperation between French and German companies, which will lead to news decisions on political and scientific levels. </P> <P align=justify><BR>A common policy energy is the key solution to ensure the European competitiveness. Indeed, 50% of Europe&#8217;s energy consumption is produced outside the European Union. It is therefore highly important to reduce this share in order to obtain lower energetic costs, increase value and create new jobs in Europe. </P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Furthermore, <STRONG>the development and implementation of a Mediterranean Solar Plan puts Lyon into a strategic geographical position within the EU</STRONG>.</P> <P align=justify>By 2050, the European Union should reach a reduction of greenhouse gas emission from 80 to 95%.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>