Better for the climate, easier on the wallet

Doing more to make more from energy: the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launches two new funding programmes.

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Out with the old, in with the new

Cutting energy demand, improving comfort and saving money: people renovating their properties in 2015 went for new boilers.

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What does LNG stand for?

All the talk today is of electric vehicles. But new engine technologies for heavy goods transport are also helping to mitigate climate change. The magic word is “LNG”: liquefied natural gas and biomethane could make fuels like heavy fuel oil redundant.

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Public dialogue on the electricity grid

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The public dialogue on the electricity grid has been encouraging debate about grid expansion in Germany for the last year. And the work is continuing this year with local events and discussion forums about grid expansion.

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Energy: a great export

Finding new markets: with their energy expertise, companies from Germany have the best sales prospects all around the world. To help them, the “Energy Export Initiative” was launched at the IFAT trade fair in Munich at the end of May.

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Quote of the week

“It is absurd even to think about giving subsidies again to one of the oldest technologies we use in Europe to generate energy. We believe that this approach is utterly wrong.”

Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel comments on reports that the European Commission intends to provide funding for nuclear power.

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