energy consumption


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 2018. The indicator decreases with fluctuation. No differentiation is shown between the individual uses.

Final energy consumption associated with buildings decreased by 17 % between 2008 and 2018.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: Environmental costs of energy and road transport

A graph shows the development of environmental costs energy generation and road transport between 2014 and 2017. They were 202,1 billion euros in 2014 and 207,9 billion in 2017.

Power generation, heat generation and transport activities pollute the environment, among other things, through the emission of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.This results in high subsequent costs for society, for example through environmentally-induced diseases, damage to ecosystems or even buildings.For Germany, these environmental costs are estimated to amount to almost 208 billion euros i... read more


Indicator: Final energy consumption in transport

A graph shows the final energy consumption in freight and passenger transport between 1991 and 2018 and the targets of the Federal Government (2005 = 100) presented as an index.

The Federal Government wants to lower final energy consumption in the freight and passenger sector by 15 to 20 % by 2030 compared to 2005.However, final energy consumption in transport seems to stagnate at a high level with an upward trend in recent years. It will be difficult to reach the target in either sector.Freight and passenger transport have become significantly more efficient since the ea... read more


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

Climate | Energy

Renewable energies in figures

The diagram shows how the shares of renewable energies for electricity, heat and transport are developing. While electricity has shown a continuous positive development, the development for heating and transport has stagnated for several years. The share of renewables in electricity reached 42.1 percent in 2019, 14.5 percent in heating and 5.6 percent in transport.

Up-to-date and quality controlled data on the development of renewable energies in Germany is an important basis for the evaluation of Germany's energy transition. The Working Group on Renewable Energy Statistics (AGEE-Stat) provides this data for international reporting obligations as well as for the interested public. read more


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