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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 37.8 percent in 2018. The share in gross final energy consumption rose from 6.2 to 16.6 percent from 2004 to 2018.

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).So far, only the energy industry seems to be on track to reach the targets set by the German Government. Additional efforts are needed, especially in the areas of heating and transport. In th... read more


Indicator: Energy consumption for buildings

A graph shows the building-related final energy consumption for room heating, room cooling, hot water and lighting for 2008 to 2017. The indicator decreases with fluctuation. No differentiation is shown between the individual uses.

Final energy consumption associated with buildings decreased by 6.9 % between 2008 and 2017.However, according to the 2010 Energy Concept, the indicator should be decreasing by 20 % between 2008 and 2020.This target is to be achieved with the help of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Energy Efficiency Strategy for Buildings. read more


Indicator: Energy productivity

A graph shows final energy productivity from 1990 to 2017. It has been rising by 49 percent since 1990. Final energy consumption and gross domestic product are also shown.

Energy efficiency can be measured using the indicator ‘final energy productivity’.Between 1990 and 2017, final energy productivity increased by approximately 49 %.The Federal Government plans to increase final energy productivity by 2.1 % every year.Between 2008 and 2017, the annual average growth has been 1.15 %, which is significantly below the target. read more


Indicator: Energy consumption

A graph shows primary energy consumption (PEC) between 1990 and 2018 as well as target values for 2020 and 2050. Until 2008, the value fluctuated around 14,500 Petajoules, but has since fallen considerably.

Overall, primary energy consumption in Germany has been decreasing. Between 1990 and 2018, it fell by 13 %.By 2020, energy consumption should fall by 20 % compared to 2008 and by 50 % by 2050. Since 2008 the energy consumption has fallen by an average of 1.2 % per year.To achieve the target of 2020 the primary energy consumption needs to decrease by an average of 5.6 % per year. More efforts are r... read more


Indicator: Combined heat and power (CHP)

A graph shows the development of CHP net power generation from 2003 (78 terawatt hours) to 2016 (117 terawatt hours) and the targets for 2020 and 2025 according to the CHP Act.

The volume of electricity generated by combined heat and power (CHP) has been increasing slowly, but steadily until 2016.The CHP Act stipulates that by 2020, 110 terawatt-hours (TWh) should be generated by CHP. By 2025 the target is 120 TWh.In 2016, the 2020 target has already been exceeded. read more


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