Germany’s Federal Statistical Office reports impressive rises in the number of businesses and households getting electricity from solar installation.
Industries / Energy & Environment
The world’s largest assets manager Blackrock has launched a new initiative, the “Peretual Infrastructure Strategy,” aimed at promoting a climate-neutral economy.
Ground has been broken south of Leipzig at the site of what will become 650 MW, 500-hectare photovoltaic facility. The solar park is being constructed at a former brown coal opencast mine.
Germany is undergoing a sea change in construction. The Federal Statistical Office says that over half (50.6 percent) of new residential buildings in the country last year used heat pumps as their primary heating source.
Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany will jointly push for a massive expansion in wind-generated electricity in the North Sea.
Amidst the great uncertainty and huge price hikes in energy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the demand for heat pumps has more than doubled.
According to the Federal Statistical Office, 86 percent more EVs were produced in 2021 compared with the previous year. Exports rose by 92 percent over the same period.
Liquid natural gas (LNG) has emerged as an important element of Germany’s immediate strategy to diversify and secure its energy supply.
Dutch company AMG Lithium, a subsidiary of the Advanced Metallurgical Group, has broken ground on the first of five lithium production modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The firm has investing EUR 120 million in the project.
Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck was personally on hand in the northern city of Wilhelmshaven as work commenced on the country’s first-ever liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal. Construction has been predicted to take until between the end of the year and ten months.