The comprehensive Climate Action Programme targeting all economic sectors that was adopted by the Federal Cabinet in early October brings Germany a good deal closer to meeting its climate targets.Find out more
Germany is doing a lot for the energy transition in buildings and for an increased use of heat pumps for climate-friendly heating. Sales figures have been rising significantly since 2020, but Germany is still lagging behind many other European countries.Find out more
Heat pumps can be used to provide climate-friendly heat to buildings, both old and new. What what happens when temperatures go down in winter? Will the heat pumps continue to work? Find out more about climate-friendly heating during the cold season below.Find out more
Joint Task “Improving the Regional Economic Structure” (GRW): better funding opportunities for sustainable and climate-friendly investment in structurally weak regions
Going forward, the Joint Task – the most important instrument for fostering structural and economic development in Germany’s regions – will place an even stronger focus on providing funding for investment in energy transition-related technologies such as solar installations, wind turbines and electrolysers.Find out more
With the West Coast Line having been completed in record time (in mid-September), Federal Minister Habeck now attended the kick-off of the construction work for the SuedLink project only a few kilometres away. According to the Minister, the West Coast Line and SuedLink are two very different projects:Find out more
The Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) is establishing a further basis for ancillary services delivered by renewable energy installations, storage facilities and consumers. These services help to keep the electricity grid stable and secure.Find out more
Quote of the week.
“Each unit of energy is to be used as efficiently as possible in future. This makes economic sense, boosts our precautionary measures, and is good for the climate.”
Federal Minister Robert Habeck on the new Energy Efficiency Act
The key aim of the Clean Energy Transition (CET) Partnership is the joint planning and implementation of research activities and the development of technological innovations for the energy transition. To this end, funding agencies from 26 European countries and from Canada, India, Israel, Tunisia and the U.S. have joined together to issue a call for proposals for various thematic focuses. Ideas can be submitted until 22 November.
Two free-of-charge online seminars provide a compact overview of the new rules introduced by the Buildings Energy Act and the new possibilities offered by the Federal funding for energy-efficient buildings.
The new funding guideline for “Resilience and sustainability of the battery cell manufacturing ecosystem” aims to support the establishment and expansion of production capacities along the battery value chain. Companies have until 9 November to apply for assistance.
How does a green hydrogen economy emerge? What are the research and development priorities? What career opportunities does the sector have to offer? These and other questions were studied by young people with the support of experts at the “PerspektivForum” organised by “Jugend forscht” at Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg in September.