Germany added 7,000 more public charging stations for electric vehicles in the past year.
Location / Climate Protection
In the first half of 2019, Germany was able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from power production by 15 percent year on year. CO2 levels fell from 136 million to 116 million tons.
The Biofabrik company near Dresden converts unwanted plastic into diesel fuel.
Germany is the world’s top location for sustainable development – that’s according to a list published by the US-website Site Selection for 2019.
The “Renewables 2019 Global Status Report” puts Germany among the global ecological leaders.
According to the Fraunhofer Institute, renewables accounted for 47.7 percent of Germany’s electricity production from January to June 2019, up 6.7 percent over the same period in 2018. In June, for the first time ever, solar power was Germany’s leading power source (19 percent), while renewables in general represented 51.9 percent of electricity generated.
It´s only logical that any serious agenda for fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement will entail new jobs and new value chains in many regions and economic sectors. In Germany, phasing out coal is part of this agenda. The federal German government has specified that the phase-out must open up new opportunities for the people and the economies of coal-producing regions.
The aCar from Evum Motors of Munich aims to meet the cargo and passenger transportation needs of rural populations in developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.
Munich start-up Lilium has carried out a successful initial test flight of a prototype for the world’s first all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing air taxi.
Electronics giant Bosch wants to lead the way in combatting climate change. This May company CEO Volkmar Denner made the surprise announcement that Bosch will try to go CO2-neutral by 2020.