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Press release from | No. 17/2019

Emissions trading 2018: German installations cut emissions by 3.5 per cent

Ein Kraftwerk und Stromleitungen.

The 2018 emissions of the roughly 1,870 stationary installations in Germany recorded in the European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) amounted to around 422 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq). This is a 3.5-percent decrease compared to the previous year. The decline in emissions is chiefly due to lower emissions in the energy industry. read more

Press release from | No. 16/2019

Working to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality at the German Environment Agency

EMAS logo on the face of the UBA office building in Dessau-Roßlau

Whether it is the construction of plus-energy buildings, cutting the numbers in the vehicle fleet, more electric mobility, less meat served at the office canteen, or procurement of supplies that bear the Blue Angel ecolabel, UBA aims to show how public authorities can take action for the sake of the climate. read more

Press release from | No. 14/2019

Energy efficiency of residential buildings on the rise, but at a slower rate

Hausfassade mit Baugerüst

Although housing in Germany is becoming more energy efficient, the upward trend has nearly flattened out. These are the findings of a new research project by the German Environment Agency (UBA) which evaluated data collected nationwide on energy consumption and the status of modernisation of residential buildings between 2002 and the present. read more

Press release from | No. 13/2019

A coffee date with the Blue Angel

Viele Becher von FairCup.

The FairCup start-up is the first company to be awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel for its reusable cup system. FairCup started out as a student project at a vocational training school in Göttingen. The company is now represented all over Germany. The aim of the Blue Angel for resource-saving reusable cup systems (DE-UZ 210) is to reduce the number of disposable cups that are used. read more


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