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Federal Minister Habeck on heating using renewables

The heating transition is a hot topic in Germany: to foster this transition, renewable energy is to cover at least 65% of the energy used in new heating systems.

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Green hydrogen from Uruguay

In addition to ramping up its own hydrogen economy, Germany is focusing on importing hydrogen from abroad. In future, hydrogen will be also be imported from Uruguay, where a hydrogen project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has started.

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What is the Climate-neutral electricity system platform?

Our future electricity system will be renewable, flexible and interacting. For this to take shape, a lot of difficult questions have to be clarified and a number of bright minds need to work together effectively and well. This is now being facilitated via a joint platform.

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New cornerstones for onshore and offshore wind

The Federal Government has set itself a clear goal: by 2030, renewable energy is to cover 80% of gross electricity consumption.

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BETD 2023: Together for climate neutrality

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) is an international energy transition conference held annually in Berlin. The 9th BETD, entitled Energiewende – Securing a Green Future’, took place in March and focused on the transformation of global energy systems.

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Logging progress in the energy transition

As it moves to step up climate action and expand renewables, Germany is passing new energy transition milestones every month. Overview of important milestones since the last issue of Energiewende direkt.

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Dr. Robert Habeck, Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz

Quote of the week

“Cities, districts and municipalities are key players in achieving climate goals. We are supporting municipalities in making the best possible use of their potential for implementing climate measures.”

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Robert Habeck on the launch of the Agency for Municipal Climate Action

What the press say

This month in “What the press say”: the steps the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change deems urgently necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 °C and how Europe is progressing with the climate-friendly restructuring of its economy.

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direct reports

  • Hydrogen expertise wanted (in German only)

    The hydrogen ramp-up can only work if there are uniform standards. These standards also enable innovations to become economically viable. Anyone wishing to take part in the Hydrogen Technology Standardisation Roadmap research project can register now.

  • Berlin Energy Days in May 2023

    The 2023 Energy Days ‘Energy transition: Now! Together!’ will take place from 3 to 5 May (online) and from 22 to 23 May (in person). Registration is free of charge.

  • 2023 Energy Efficiency Award: Innovative ideas for the energy transition

    The German Energy Agency (dena) is looking for innovative projects and ideas that demonstrate how companies can successfully reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Companies of all sizes and from all sectors can apply across any of the four categories up to 12 June 2023.

  • Comparing electricity consumption made easy (in German only)

    The German electricity index makes it easy to discover how your electricity consumption compares to that of similar households. The electricity consumption calculator also shows effective ways to save electricity and reduce your carbon footprint.

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