Philipp Nimmermann has recently been appointed State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. With his background as an economist (he holds a doctoral degree) and former roles as a State Secretary in the state governments of Schleswig-Holstein and Hesse, he brings considerable political and public sector expertise to the table. What’s he like? We’ll delve into that in the following interview.Find out more
Self-made wind turbine rotors, climate challenges and a rap song – the winners from the 16 federal states, a special prize winner and the federal winner have been announced under the annual ‘Energiesparmeister’ (energy conservation champions) competition for schools.Find out more
Innovative lightweighting technology and climate-friendly drives help keep our air clean even as goods transport continues to grow. The ‘Ulas E-Van’ project let’s you catch a glimpse at the roads of the future.Find out more
As the energy transition is picking up speed, so is the demand for certain raw materials. Germany is thus working hard to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of these materials, which form the basis for keeping the economy going and meeting the climate targets.Find out more
Quote of the week.
“The European raw materials initiative is very important and urgently needed. We need a secure and sustainable supply of raw materials for the transition to climate neutrality and for Europe to remain an attractive centre for industrial activity.”
Dr Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on the Critical Raw Materials Act.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is providing €80 million in funding for research on electric mobility and is calling for the submission of project sketches.
The first symposium of the Energy Research Networks was held in Berlin at the end of June. It provided ample opportunity for researchers to engage in dialogue with one another and learn more about the role attributed to energy research by policymakers.
On 12 June 2023, the second draft of the Network Development Plan 2037/2045 was published and handed over to the Bundesnetzagentur. For the first time, it sets out an electricity grid design that will make it possible to reach climate neutrality by 2045.
Since 1 June, a new online tool provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has allowed landlords and tenants to calculate and distribute carbon costs. The result can be used for one’s own information or for preparing a utility bill.