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English translation: a high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically

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07:26 Jul 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Energy / Power Generation
German term or phrase: Wertschöpfung
"Die Bundesregierung hat im Schlußdokument zum Energiedialog 2000 betont, daß Deutschland ein starker Energiestandort mit hoher inländischer Wertschöpfung bleiben soll."

I realise that "Wertschöpfungskette" was dealt with a few days ago, but does "added value" make sense here? And what is really meant by "Wertschöpfung"?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 10:39
English translation:a high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically
Explanation:
I agree with the various definitions of Wertschöpfung given above, all of which apply in specific contexts, and with Dan’s assessment that Germany has always been and continues to be short of domestic energy sources.

(I remember trucks by the end of WW II coking firewood aboard to produce methane which powered the engine. Every few kilometers the driver had to stop and jump on the back of the truck to thrown another log into the coking oven. No kidding).

Until the fuel cell really comes into mass production (and probably even then) all Germany can do is buy foreign fuel and refine it. So I’d word the sentence along the following lines:

>>In the final document on the Energy Dialog 2000, the German Government emphasized that Germany must continue to be a strong player in the energy industry, and that a high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically. <<

All the best from Wild Wonderful West Virginia (where coal abounds)
Tom




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Tom Funke
Local time: 04:39
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Excellent explanation, of all the suggestions this seems to come closest. Thanks to the rest of you for your helpful contributions!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1yielding high national value/profitAntje Ruppert
naa high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically
Tom Funke
nayield creationUschi (Ursula) Walke
naenergy value created or added or increasedDan McCrosky
nareal net outputgwolf


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
yielding high national value/profit


Explanation:
yielding high national value; but I'm sure you could say "adding high national value/profit" etc.

This "Wertschöpfung" is a new-age sensitive term and sometimes tough to pin down just as many other terms in today's business jargon.

HTH,

Antje


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Antje Ruppert
United States
Local time: 04:39

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agree  ambittles
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14 mins
real net output


Explanation:

I would suggest the above in this case.

See this google search link for examples:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Wertschpfung real net output

You are correct it also means value added.

Hope this helps.


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gwolf
Local time: 04:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
energy value created or added or increased


Explanation:
The full text of the document is here:

http://www.energiedialog2000.de/ENERGIE-ENDV.HTM

It appears they may want to say that:

If controls are not established, an even larger share than previously of Germany's basic energy requirement could well be supplied from foreign sources in the future.

More gas might come from Russia, coal from Brazil or Australia, nuclear-generated electricity from France, water-generated electricity from the Nordics, oil from Saudi Arabia or Nigeria.

The government naively hopes a large proportion of the energy value created or added or increased should continue to be accomplished by domestic refineries, distributors, regenerative energy suppliers, transportation organizations, processors, oil-less oil companies and watt-less power supply companies.

In other words, don't get your hands or the air dirty, but supply just barely enough energy and make lots of money.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 10:39
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1 hr
yield creation


Explanation:
Germany is to maintain its strong position in the energy market ... by creating a high yield domestically.

or ... by creating a high domestic yield.

HTH

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 19:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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3 hrs
a high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically


Explanation:
I agree with the various definitions of Wertschöpfung given above, all of which apply in specific contexts, and with Dan’s assessment that Germany has always been and continues to be short of domestic energy sources.

(I remember trucks by the end of WW II coking firewood aboard to produce methane which powered the engine. Every few kilometers the driver had to stop and jump on the back of the truck to thrown another log into the coking oven. No kidding).

Until the fuel cell really comes into mass production (and probably even then) all Germany can do is buy foreign fuel and refine it. So I’d word the sentence along the following lines:

>>In the final document on the Energy Dialog 2000, the German Government emphasized that Germany must continue to be a strong player in the energy industry, and that a high proportion of the value of the energy the country consumes must be generated domestically. <<

All the best from Wild Wonderful West Virginia (where coal abounds)
Tom







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Tom Funke
Local time: 04:39
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Native speaker of: English
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Excellent explanation, of all the suggestions this seems to come closest. Thanks to the rest of you for your helpful contributions!
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