Germany has shattered a series of records for green electricity production in 2019. But how can companies get involved in the transition to sustainability? As our latest video shows, the opportunities go well beyond wind turbines and solar cells.
Industries / Energy & Environment
One challenge connected with wind energy is what to do when turbines produce more energy than grids can handle, leading to shutdowns. The Wind to Gas Energy company in Brunsbüttel, north of Hamburg, is devoted to addressing this problem.
A little something for the environment every time users do an Internet search – that’s the idea behind Ecosia, the world’s first ecological search engine.
German companies spend an average of two million euros a year to revitalize used products.
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.