On 23 June, the Federal Government announced the second of three escalation levels of the Emergency Plan for Gas, the alert level for gas. In the video, Federal Minister Habeck explains the background circumstances and emphasises that the security of supply continues to be ensured.Find out more
In Berlin, the G7 climate, energy and environment ministers made a first-time commitment to the goal of a predominantly decarbonised electricity supply by 2035. They also committed for the first time to phasing out coal-fired power generation.Find out more
The Federal Cabinet has approved a law aimed at further accelerating the expansion of onshore wind energy and achieving the two-percent land use target by 2032. It commits the federal states to making significantly more territory available.Find out more
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„Get involved! By saving energy, you help Germany become less dependent on Russian imports and do your bit for the climate.”
Federal Minister Robert Habeck on the Federal Government's energy saving campaign.
The Council of EU Energy Ministers agreed on a binding EU energy efficiency target and increased the current renewables expansion target from 32 to 40 per cent by 2030. It also adopted the Gas Storage Regulation, which requires that EU member states maintain minimum filling levels in their gas storage facilities by 1 November 2022.
The new database enables consumers to compare the energy efficiency class and other data on different household products. Information on over one million products is included in the registry.