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Umwelt-Indikator

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

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Indicator: Energy consumption in transport

A graph shows final energy consumption in the transport sector between 1991 and 2017 as well as the Federal Government targets. Consumption in freight and passenger transport are shown (2005 = 100).

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.Since the early nineties, freights and passenger transport have become significantly more efficient. read more

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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

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Indicator: Environmental costs of energy and road transport

A graph shows the development of environmental costs energy generation and road transport between 2008 and 2014. They were 138.3 billion euros in 2008 and 130.1 billion in 2014.

Environmental costs of energy generation and road transport decreased by only 6 % between 2008 and 2014.Transport-related environmental costs rose by nearly 6 % between 2008 and 2014.Environmental costs of power and heat have decreased over the past years by 12 % and 13 % respectively. read more

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Climate | Energy

Renewable energies - the figures

What is the share of renewable energies in final energy consumption?Renewable energies have undergone rapid growth in Germany. Their share in final energy consumption reached 13.7 per cent in 2014. The electricity sector is the main driver behind this development with renewables already providing 27.4 per cent of electricity consumption (2014).More information on renewables is available from the w... read more

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