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Press release from | No. 08/2019

Renewable energy share rises to 16.6 per cent in 2018

Photovoltaikanlage auf dem Dach des Umweltbundesamtes in Dessau-Roßlau

Developments in 2018 in the renewable energy sector reflect a rather mixed picture: in the electricity market renewable energies covered nearly 38 per cent of overall gross final electricity consumption, due mainly to the year’s unusually sunny weather. In the heating sector, the share of renewables rose only slightly, virtually unchanged compared to previous years at just under 14 per cent. read more

Press release from | No. 02/2019

Expert group: New housing creation campaign must become greener

Baustelle mit Baukränen in der Innenstadt

The Commission for Sustainable Building (KNBau) at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has issued a plea to the federal government, the Länder governments and local authorities to establish greener standards in the campaign to create new housing. read more


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