Energy efficiency

11 climate-friendly energy solutions for the world

The Energy Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports providers of climate-friendly energy solutions across the globe. The number of projects under this initiative is expected to reach 100 by the end of this year.

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The trend towards electric mobility

The objective is to have more electric vehicles on German roads, so as to make the transport sector more climate-friendly. We have now cracked the mark of 1 million electric vehicles. And there are more than 46,000 charging stations for them.

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What exactly is the bioeconomy?

Bicycle tires made from dandelion caoutchouc, reusable cutlery from palm leaves, vegan ‘leather’ made from mushrooms, packaging made of straw. What is the role of the bioeconomy in this? Come this way to find out.

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Peter Altmaier - Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Quote of the week

“Within the next three years, the EEG surcharge must be fully abolished if electricity is to remain affordable.”

Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, commenting the planned reduction of the EEG surcharge

What the press say

This time in ‘What the press say’: How fuel made from biodegradable waste could make aviation more environmentally friendly, how the wind power industry is reinventing itself at see, and how renewables have overtaken fossil fuels in Europe.

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  • expert portal relaunched

    Ranging from climate-neutral heating systems to energy-efficient retrofitting and housing construction, to municipal and neighbourhood energy supplies: the expert portal ‘’ provides full information on the funding priorities underpinning the buildings and neighbourhoods chapter of the 7th Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government. This includes digital tools, concepts, and methods.

  • Fifth annual meeting by the Energy Efficiency and Climate Action Networks Initiative to be held on 22 September 2021

    The Energy Efficiency and Climate Action Networks Initiative (IEEKN) was launched by the Federal Government and the business associations at the end of 2014. It is one of the central measures undertaken as part of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (NAPE). The initiative is to help companies set goals for themselves in order to improve their energy efficiency and climate impact as part of a moderated transfer of expertise. The German Energy Agency (DENA) heads up the IEEKN office on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Registration for the annual meeting is free of charge. It will be held under the motto “Working together to improve energy efficiency and climate action”.

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