Climate-friendly heating

What is where? The Buildings Energy Act in three minutes

The Act marks the start of the shift to heating using renewable energy – using more district heating and efficient, energy-saving and climate-friendly heating technologies. Here is a collection of links to the key rules and funding possibilities.

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direct view

Renewable energies employed around 387,000 people in 2022

The number of employees working on the energy transition keeps growing. For 2022, the statistics show the largest proportion since 2012 and the largest annual rise since 2006.

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Funding programmes

Big boost to decarbonisation in industry and commerce

Access to funding for the climate-friendly restructuring of industry and commerce has now become much quicker. This is being ensured by the revised version of the Federal funding for energy and resource efficiency in business (EEW), which has been in force since 15 February.

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direct account

What exactly is the “Climate-neutral federal administration“ roadmap?

The federal administration is moving towards climate neutrality, and is acting as a role model for this. A specific roadmap now shows how the administration can be organised on a climate-neutral basis.

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energy research

Aerogels: small pores, big effect

If the energy transition is to succeed in the buildings sector, we will need innovative insulation materials which are both efficient and cheap. Aerolight, a prize-winning research project, is developing and testing new types of aerogels for the insulation of buildings. Come this way for a journey into the nanometre world.

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Energy policy

50 years old: the International Energy Agency

Founded in 1974, in the midst of the global oil crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has gained an outstanding global reputation over the last 50 years. Its reports and discussions are seen as a reliable pointer to the direction of international energy and climate policy.

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Dr. Fatih Birol, Exekutivdirektor der Internationalen Energieagentur

Quote of the week.

„We [the IEA and its members] will redouble our efforts to lead the fight against climate change in the energy sector, while ensuring the security of global energy supplies and working to increase energy access throughout the transition.”

Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

What the press say

This month in ‘What the press say’: The plan for green technologies in Europe, the key facts about Germany’s planned hydrogen projects, and background to the 50-year history of the IEA.

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direct reports

  • Search for new climate action projects in Europe

    The project funding of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is entering a new round, with its 8th competition for ideas. Non-profit organisations can submit their project outlines until 12 March 2024. Funding goes towards cross-border climate-related measures in which partner organisations from European countries work together.

  • 5G and AI: for a future-proof energy system

    Nowadays, renewable electricity can be generated almost anywhere. The 5Gain research project is using artificial intelligence and 5G technologies in order to ensure that it is available exactly where it is needed. This makes it possible to smartly control energy consumption and energy generation in urban areas.

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