The share of renewable energies in electricity consumption increased from 6.3 % to 37.8 % between 2000 and 2018.The share of renewables in final energy consumption increased from 6.2 % (2004) to 16.6 % (2018).The Federal Government has set ambitious targets for the decades ahead.So far, the energy industry seems to be on track to reach the targets. Nevertheless, additional efforts are needed, ... read more
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Plenary 4-3b Carlowitz
The Federal Government wants to lower final energy consumption in the freight and passenger sector by 15 to 20 % by 2030 compared to 2005.However, final energy consumption in transport seems to stagnate at a high level with an upward trend in recent years. It will be difficult to reach the target.Since the early nineties, freights and passenger transport have become significantly more efficient. read more
Climate protection and better air quality are important issues in cities in both Poland and Germany. In an advisory assistance project of the German Federal Environment Ministry and the UBA, the exchange of experiences and collaboration between municipalities in Germany and Poland as well as other key stakeholders was intensified for the transition to a low-emissions economy. read more
Conference programme "Elements of a Greenhouse Gas Neutral Society"
Briefing Cohesion Policy post 2020: Non-eligible activities; Article 6
With Article 6 of the draft ERDF/Cohesion Fund-Regulation the EU-Commission submitted far-reaching proposals for the exclusion of funding areas from EU-Cohesion Policy post 2020. These non-eligible activities include areas with a poor cost-benefit ratio or which contradict EU policy priorities. The German Environment Agency now provides a briefing that assesses the proposals from an EU policy p... briefing_cohesion_policy_post_2020.pdf