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Indicator: Energy use and CO₂ emissions in private households

A graph shows the direct and indirect energy use and CO2 emissions of private households in 2000, 2005 and from 2007 to 2013. Energy use is differentiated by areas of demand.

Energy use in private households has fallen only slightly by 3 % since 2000.The sharpest drop in energy use for production was in ‘other products’, down by 8 %.Carbon dioxide emissions in private households have risen slightly since 2000. This is mainly due to the higher carbon dioxide content of imported goods. read more


Indicator: Emission of air pollutants

A graph shows the trend in emissions of five air pollutants and an overall index relative to the 2005 baseline year and between 1995 and 2015. All emissions fall significantly with the exception of ammonia. The graph indicates the targets for 2020 and 2030.

Annual emissions of five air pollutants decreased on average by almost 4 % between 1995 and 2015.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are expected to be reached.Reaching the commitments of the European NERC (national emission reduction commitments) Directive for 2030, is a major challenge for the German environmental policy. Ammonia emissions in particular, as well as – as agreed –... read more


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