Unusually high temperatures and low precipitation are becoming increasingly serious problems all over the world, including Germany. But the need to cope with that situation is driving innovation.
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Business in environmental products and services is booming.
The question of how to reuse wastewater in an energy-efficient way is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Matan Beery developed a low energy technology for cleaning seawater.
More than half (50.5 percent) of all the net power generated in Germany last year came from wind, solar and other clean sources. That’s according to final 2020 figures from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System (ISE).
In their joint response to the pandemic, Europe and Germany are coupling economic and environmental policy in order to make climate neutrality a reality by 2050.
According to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, more than two-thirds (67.2 percent) of all new residential buildings completed in 2019 are wholly or partially heated using renewable sources. That’s a new record.
The first quarter of 2020 was a historic one for renewable electricity in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, renewables produced 72.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity or more than half – 51.2 percent – of total feed-in during the three-month period.
Thirty years after German reunification, many regions in eastern Germany are still undergoing structural change. The economy in the West is also changing, for a variety of reasons. On the upside, these developments provide promising opportunities for foreign companies.
Germany is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of hydrogen-based energy technology. Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier has promised to make Germany the “world number one,” and three German ministries are pumping hundreds of millions of euros into programs toward that end.
Germany achieved a milestone in March 2019, when 54.4% of the electricity produced in the country came from renewable sources.
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