Energy Policy

Racing towards energy independence

Within just a few years, the EU wants to end dependence on Russian fossil fuels and to accelerate the European energy transition. In Brussels in mid-May, it presented its strategies for reaching these goals with the REPowerEU Plan.

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Opportunities for women in the energy industry

IRENA forecasts that the number of jobs in the global clean energy transition could rise to 42 million by 2050. At the moment, though, women are still underrepresented in energy jobs around the world. The issue was discussed at the first „Women Energize Women” conference.

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„European power stations”

Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany want to speed up the expansion of wind energy in the North Sea, harness new potential for green hydrogen and develop joint „energy islands”.

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How does an offshore wind farm work?

Wind, waves, alternating and direct current: offshore wind energy is regarded as a cornerstone of the clean energy transition and supplies millions of people with green electricity. But how does an offshore wind farm work? And how does the electricity get from sea to land? Come and pay a quick visit.

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Climate change mitigation

Submit your funding applications now!

Within the framework of the National Climate Action Initiative, the BMWK supports innovative municipal climate action projects We are now launching a new call for applications for CCUS (carbon capture, utilisation and storage) technologies.

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What the press say

This time in ‘What the press say’: Why a rejection of globalisation would be the wrong move, how Germany will get LNG supplies in future, and how the energy transition is still gathering pace worldwide.

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  • G7: More climate action and more ambitious environmental policy

    In the communiqué from their two-day meeting in Berlin on 27 May, the G7 climate, energy and environment ministers commit for the first time to the goal of predominantly decarbonised electricity sectors by 2035. They also commit for the first time to phasing out coal-fired power generation. The G7 is thus sending a strong message for more climate action with a view to the 1.5C limit and solidarity with the countries hit hardest by climate change. Their communiqué is regarded as an important precondition for making urgently needed progress within the G20 and at the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) in November.

  • Research for the energy transition on Twitter

    The Twitter channel @energieforschen is a source of exciting news from the field of applied energy research supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action as part of the 7th Energy Research Programme. Alongside research news, the team posts exciting project results and interviews, as well as background information on current issues, interesting events and sources of funding.

  • Experience the Solar Decathlon Europe live

    The Solar Decathlon brings together university teams from all over the world under the motto „Design - Build – Operate” to plan, build and operate solar houses with a carbon-neutral or even a positive energy footprint. In 2022, the competition can be experienced live in Germany for the first time. Sixteen teams from eleven countries will be presenting their innovative housing ideas not merely on paper, but as fully functioning prototypes in Wuppertal. The aim is to advance the energy transition in urban neighbourhoods. From 20 May till 2 June, the teams will abandon their university lecture theatres for the construction site. For two weeks from 10 June, visitors can then see the houses, take tours and attend various events around the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22.

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