Indicator: Primary energy consumption

A graph shows primary energy consumption (PEC) between 1990 and 2022 as well as target values for 2020, 2030 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 slightly. Between 1990 and 2022 it fell by 21 %.According to the political targets of the German federal government, consumption is to be reduced by 30 % by 2030 and by 50 % by 2050.Since 2008, energy consumption has fallen by an average of 1.4 % per year. In order to achieve the 2030 target, primary energy consumption would have t... read more

Indicator: Final energy productivity

A graph shows final energy productivity from 1990 to 2021. Productivity rose by more than 66 percent since 1990. Final energy consumption and gross domestic product are also shown.

Energy efficiency of an economy can be measured using the indicator ‘final energy productivity’.Between 1990 and 2021 final energy productivity increased by 66 %.The German Federal Government aims to increase final energy productivity by 2.1 % every year.Between 2008 and 2020 the annual average growth has been 1.4 %. This is significantly below the target. read more

Indicator: Renewable energies

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 46.2 percent in 2022. The share in gross final energy consumption rose from 6.2 to 20.4 percent between 2004 and 2022.

The share of renewable energies in electricity consumption increased from 6.3 % to 46.2 % between 2000 and 2022.The share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption increased from 6.2 % (2004) to 20.4 % (2022).The 2030 targets can only be achieved with considerable additional efforts. In particular, more wind and photovoltaic capacity must be added than in recent years. 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 2021. The indicator decreases with fluctuation. No differentiation is shown between the individual uses.

Final energy consumption associated with buildings decreased by 9,7 % between 2008 and 2021.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 12 %.Due to the cooler temperatures during the heating period, the final energy consumption relevant to the building has increased by 1,7 % compa... read more

Indicator: Combined heat and power (CHP)

A graph shows the development of CHP net power generation from 2003 (78 terawatt hours) to 2021 (117 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 and 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. In 2025, the target... read more

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