emission avoidance

Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Renewable energy

A graph shows the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption and gross electricity consumption. The share in gross electricity consumption rose from 6.3 percent in 2000 to 41.1 percent in 2020. The share in gross final energy consumption rose from 6.2 to 19.7 percent between 2004 and 2021.

The share of renewable energies in electricity consumption increased from 6.3 % to 41.1 % between 2000 and 2021.The share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption increased from 6.2 % (2004) to 19.7 % (2021).The goal of increasing the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption to 18 % by 2020 was achieved.The 2030 targets can only be achieved with considerable add... read more

Indicator: Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by renewable energies

A figure shows the trend for greenhouse gas emissions avoided by the use of renewables for power, heat and transport. 28 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents were avoided in 1990, and 221 million tonnes in 2021.

Renewables are increasingly replacing fossil fuels in the fields of electricity, heat and transport.The annual greenhouse gas emissions saved in this way are almost eight times as high than in 1990.The Federal Government intends to considerably expand the share of renewables to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. read more

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