Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, and Sen. Randall Hardy, R-Salina, were among a group of Midwestern legislators selected to visit Germany to learn about the country’s move to a low-carbon economy.

The senators visited places such as Hamburg and Berlin from Dec. 8-14, according to a news release from Hawk’s office.

The group also visited an off-shore wind park in Bremerhaven and spoke with officials from the European Energy Exchange and the German Solar Association.

The legislators also visited the hydrogen hybrid power plant near Berlin as well.

“I see Kansas moving in a similar path and hope to learn from Germany’s successes and mistakes,” Hawk said in the release.

According to the release, the German Foreign Office sponsored the trip through The Midwest Council of State Governments.