Indicator: Share of renewables in gross electricity consumption

A graph shows the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption. The share increased from 6.3% to 51,8% between 2000 and 2023.

Electricity accounts for around a fifth of the total final energy consumption. This share is set to increase in the future.The share of renewable energies in gross electricity consumption rose from 6.3 % to 51.8 % between 2000 and 2023.The German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) stipulates that the share of renewable energies should increase to at least 80 % by 2030.If Germany achieves its ambit... read more

Indicator: Share of renewables in gross final energy consumption

A graph shows the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption. The share increased from 6.2 % to 22.0 % between 2004 and 2023.

Gross final energy consumption includes all types of final energy consumption by end consumers, primarily electricity, district heating, fuels and fuels for heat generation.So far, the development has been in line with the previous target of a 30 % share of renewables in 2030.However, as part of the new targets for the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the German target will soon be increased to 40 %... read more

Indicator: Primary energy consumption

A graph shows primary energy consumption between 1990 and 2023 as well as the target value for 2030. Until 2008, the value fluctuated around 14,500 Petajoules, but has since fallen considerably.

Primary energy consumption (PEC) in Germany has fallen significantly since the end of the 2000s. It fell by 25 % between 2008 and 2023.According to the Energy Efficiency Act of 2023, PEC is to be reduced by 39% by 2030 compared to 2008.The 'Projection Report 2023' by the German Environment Agency indicates that the measures taken so far will likely be insufficient to achieve these targets.The indi... read more

Indicator: Final energy consumption

A diagram shows the final energy consumption from 2008 to 2022. The trend is slightly downward, but fluctuates from year to year due to the influence of the weather. The EnEfG targets for the years 2030 and 2045 are also shown.

The use of energy resources (energy consumption) is associated with many negative environmental impacts.The figure "final energy consumption" excludes the consumption of the energy system itself and reflects the energy consumption of end consumers.The Energy Efficiency Act sets the target that final energy consumption should be 26.5 % lower than in 2008 by 2030 (2045: - 45 %).The German Environmen... 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 2022. The indicator decreases with fluctuation. No differentiation is shown between the individual uses.

Final energy consumption associated with buildings decreased by 15.2 % between 2008 and 2022.However, according to the 2010 Energy Concept, the heat demand of buildings should have decreased by 20 % between 2008 and 2020. In fact, consumption fell by only 10.9 %.Due to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and the subsequent efforts to save energy in Germany, final energy consumption in bu... read more

Indicator: Final energy productivity

A graph shows final energy productivity from 2008 to 2022. Productivity rose by more than 26 percent since 2008. Final energy consumption and gross domestic product are also shown.

The efficiency with which an economy uses energy can be measured by the "final energy productivity" indicator.Between 2008 and 2022, final energy productivity increased by 26%.Reducing energy consumption is more important than increasing energy productivity.The European "Energy Efficiency Directive" and the German "Energy Efficiency Act" set ambitious targets for reducing final energy consumption. read more

Indicator: Combined heat and power (CHP)

A graph shows the development of CHP net power generation from 2003 (78 terawatt hours) to 2022 (109 terawatt hours) and the target for 2025 according to the CHP Act.

The volume of electricity generated by combined heat and power (CHP) has been increasing almost steadily until 2017.The decline in CHP electricity generation between 2017 and 2018 is due to a change in energy statistics: Since 2018, CHP plants have been recorded more accurately.The CHP Act stipulates that CHP should generate 120 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 2025.The target of 110 TWh for... read more

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