Sun&Wind Belt

The transatlantic business initiative to target sustainable energy and carbon-free technologies

Sun&Wind Belt is the transatlantic business initiative resolved to quickly develop and spread renewable energy technologies by gathering leaders of the industries as well as investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers from Germany and the U.S. Together, we will build a bridge over which we share ideas, know-how and experiences while collaborating as trusted allies in seizing the largest commercial opportunities of our time.

Dan Byers

Dan Byers

Vice President of the Energy Institute of US Chamber of Commerce

Vice President of the Energy Institute of US Chamber of Commerce

“We have a lot of opportunities and face common challenges across the pond at the moment – having a platform to identify and work together on these challenges is a great thing.”

“We have a lot of opportunities and face common challenges across the pond at the moment – having a platform to identify and work together on these challenges is a great thing.”

Peter Beyer, (MP)

Peter Beyer, (MP)

Transatlantic Coordinator of the German Federal Government

Transatlantic Coordinator of the German Federal Government

“There is already a lot that binds the U.S. and Germany together, but we should not rest on what we have accomplished in the past. To tackle the common challenges, we need to start joining forces in tackling the climate change now!”

“There is already a lot that binds the U.S. and Germany together, but we should not rest on what we have accomplished in the past. To tackle the common challenges, we need to start joining forces in tackling the climate change now!”

Vanessa Sciarra

Vanessa Sciarra

Vice President Trade and International Competitiveness at American Clean Power Association

Vice President Trade and International Competitiveness at American Clean Power Association

“We believe that the idea of bringing both the U.S. and Germany closer together on this topic offers a lot of great potential and are happy to support the Sun & Wind Belt to advocate policies both on the national and international level that will help the industries of the future.”

“We believe that the idea of bringing both the U.S. and Germany closer together on this topic offers a lot of great potential and are happy to support the Sun & Wind Belt to advocate policies both on the national and international level that will help the industries of the future.”

Charlie Dent

Charlie Dent

Executive Director and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program

Executive Director and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a major step towards the clean energy transition. An initiative of businesses from both sides of the Atlantic will help to build on this groundwork to gain speed and quality both in the U.S. and Germany.”

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a major step towards the clean energy transition. An initiative of businesses from both sides of the Atlantic will help to build on this groundwork to gain speed and quality both in the U.S. and Germany.”

What we do

Sun&Wind Belt aims to create a sustainable, pioneering system that combines the strengths and experience of both countries and paves the way for the future of energy transition.

We influence
the political agenda
  • Political agenda setting with a strong public visibility
  • Events and roundtables with decision-makers from US and GER
  • Exclusive background talks with political stakeholders
We build
a strong transatlantic network
  • Robust and resilient network between politics and companies from both sides of the Atlantic
  • Multi-level cooperation and facilitated market access
  • Mutually rewarding know-how transfer
We offer
a platform for joint solutions
  • Interactive information platform for joint solutions
  • Working jointly on tangible solutions to current challenges
  • Reciprocal sharing of best practices and business insights
  • Benefit from each other’s learnings

Stronger together – Our Goals

Let’s work together on this bridge across the Atlantic to leverage the potential of renewables and make climate neutrality a reality by 2050 – because the path to a clean and economically strong future is one we can only take together.

Boost cooperation between Germany and U.S. by building a strong and resilient network of experts and companies.
Advocate policies and frameworks to remove barriers to renewable energy expansion.

Therefore we want to:

  • create framework conditions that enable the rapid and cost-effective expansion of renewable energy
  • expand power generation to include sector coupling mobility and heat
  • improve the infrastructure with regard to balanced power distribution
  • promote the expansion of renewable energies while lowering energy costs
  • introduce suitable market instruments to promote investment security.

Our team

Milan Nitzschke

Milan Nitzschke

Founder

Founder

„The technologies are already there. Renewable energy is already today cheaper than all fossil energy carriers. The U.S. and Germany are leaders in their development and deployment – now, we must work together in order to gain traction and accelerate the energy transition in both our countries and worldwide.“

„The technologies are already there. Renewable energy is already today cheaper than all fossil energy carriers. The U.S. and Germany are leaders in their development and deployment – now, we must work together in order to gain traction and accelerate the energy transition in both our countries and worldwide.“

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns

Managing Director

Managing Director

“USA and Germany are pioneers in various areas. Now it's time to extend this to renewable energies.”

“USA and Germany are pioneers in various areas. Now it's time to extend this to renewable energies.”

Sophia Tischinger

Sophia Tischinger

Project Manager

Managing Director

“We need innovative concepts and even more innovative ideas. This can only succeed in trustful cooperation.”

“We need innovative concepts and even more innovative ideas. This can only succeed in trustful cooperation.”

s.tischinger@sunandwindbelt.com

Sylvia Leeb

Sylvia Leeb

Project Manager

Project Manager

s.leeb@sunandwindbelt.com

“Lively exchange and mutually beneficial cooperation pave the path to a sustainable future.”

“Lively exchange and mutually beneficial cooperation pave the path to a sustainable future.”

News

New transatlantic business initiative Sun&Wind Belt launched successfully

Sun&Wind Belt is the new transatlantic business initiative on green transformation – driven forward by companies. Sun&Wind Belt brings together businesses on both sides of the Atlantic whose aim is to support politics with plans to ensure decarbonization. On August 16, Sun&Wind Belt hosted a virtual roundtable with a broadly positioned lineup of keynote speakers and participants. As a next step forward, Sun&Wind Belt will develop concrete proposals for a successful energy transition and actively approach policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic.