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Indicator: Energy use and CO₂-emissions of the consumption

A graph shows the direct and indirect energy use and CO2 emissions of private households in 2000, 2005 and from 2007 to 2015. The energy use is divided into five areas of demand.

Energy use in private households has fallen by 7.7 % since 2000.This development can largely be attributed to the reduction in energy consumption in the “living” sector, which has fallen by 12.7 % within the same period.Carbon dioxide emissions in private households show a similar fluctuation pattern to that of energy consumption. 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 2017. 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 5 % between 1995 and 2017.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are expected to be met.Meeting 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 – coal-f... read more


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