renewable energy


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: Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by renewable energies

A figure shows the trend for greenhouse gas emissions avoided by the use of renewables for power, heat and transport. 28 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents were avoided in 1990, and 232 million tonnes in 2022.

Renewables are increasingly replacing fossil fuels in the fields of electricity, heat and transport.The annual greenhouse gas emissions saved in this way were more than eight times as high in 2022 than in 1990The Federal Government intends to considerably expand the share of renewables to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. read more

News on Climate | Energy

Who is doing what in the Energiewende?

eine Frau und ein Mann mit blauen Bau-Schutzhelmen stehen mit einem Tablet und Papierunterlagen in der Hand auf einer Wiese und zeigen auf eine Windkraftanlage

Germany's Energiewende is a complex, large-scale project. The tasks and measures by which to achieve it are manifold and diverse, as reflected by the many active players in Germany. The publication "Who is who of the Energiewende in Germany – Contact Partners in Politics, Industry and Society", published by the Foreign Office in German and English, provides an overview. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment