The new Heat Planning Act introduces an instrument for strategic planning of the heat transition at local level. It also stipulates for the first time what proportions of renewable energy or unavoidable waste heat need to be achieved by heat networks in future.Find out more
If the electricity system is to be climate-neutral, not only do we need to expand renewable energy and the electricity grids: we also need grid operations to remain stable. The System Stability Roadmap shows how this can be achieved.Find out more
Quote of the week.
“The foundation stone for the hydrogen future has been laid. The rollout of the hydrogen grid is picking up real speed in Germany.”
Federal Minister Robert Habeck on the Act on Hydrogen Grid Planning and Core Grid Financing
In mid-November, the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the introduction of a mandatory EU-wide reduction in methane emissions. For the first time, it obliges operators of fossil energy infrastructure to undertake uniform metering, reporting and verification of their methane emissions, to identify and repair leaks, and to prohibit routine flaring and venting. Gradually, imports are also to be covered by the rules.
An innovative burner made using additive manufacturing technology by Küppers Solution GmbH, a Dortmund-based company of experts in heating technology and industrial burners, was recognised as “one of the best” at the German Future Prize ceremony (held by the Federal President to reward technology and innovation). The burner, which can also be operated using renewable gases, could generate large reductions in carbon emissions in many branches of industry. It is the result of years of research and development work in the AdReku research project, which was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
Germany is presents a strategy for its climate foreign policy – the first country to do so. (in German only)
The German Government adopted Germany’s first Strategy on Climate Foreign Policy at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai. It brings together the climate policy goals and measures of the various ministries, defines priorities and aims to foster coherent government action in climate foreign policy.