Cars, vans and trucks with integrated solar cells can make transport more climate-friendly. A team of scientists has now developed an electric truck powered by solar energy from its own roof.Find out more
Roughly every seven years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes a comprehensive report on the impact of the climate crisis. The second part of the current report appeared at the end of February and calls urgently for swift and resolute action.Find out more
Costs down, comfort up, all the tradespeople under one roof, and the work gets done more quickly. Not possible? Yes, it can be done: with an innovative idea for the retrofitting of buildings which can even make distinguished old beams great at saving energy.Find out more
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“We need to overcome our dependence on Russian imports of fossil fuels. The expansion of renewable energy is a matter of national and European security.”
Minister Habeck on German energy policy with in the light of the war against Ukraine
Following a significant decline in 2020, GHG emissions figures for Germany have recently risen again. In 2021, around 762 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents were released – around 33 million tonnes or 4.5 per cent more than in 2020. Overall, this means that emissions in Germany have fallen by 38.7 per cent since 1990. The increase last year was particularly marked in the energy sector, which counted an increase of 27 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. The figures are based on current calculations by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has announced an extensive immediate action programme to support climate change mitigation.
From 17 to 18 May 2022, a congress on energy efficiency research for industry and commerce will be held at Tagungswerk Berlin to show how new innovations and trends emerge as a result of research projects on energy efficiency. The event will include lectures, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with representatives from government, research and business. Parts of the event will be broadcast online and participation is free of charge.