Energy and Climate
Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.
Parameters for energy and climate policy
Renewable Energy - Made in Germany
Many innovative German companies have advanced to become international technological leaders in the renewable energy sector, providing key components for the wind energy, hydropower, solar energy, geothermic and biomass sectors. "Renewables made in Germany" are considered amongst the world leaders and are therefore being used all over the world.
Energy Efficiency Export Initiative
In times of scarce fossil fuel resources and continually rising energy prices, economic prosperity and competitiveness depend more than ever on the ability to use energy more efficiently - not just in Germany, but all around the world. The use of innovative technology holds enormous potential for energy conservation in every field of application. Companies, private households and the public sector can tap unimagined resources through the efficient use of energy.
Germany enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and its practical expertise, particularly in the field of energy efficiency. This is why the German Ministry of Economics and Technology decided to launch the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative.
This initiative will help you bring energy efficiency know-how and experience to your country. In this way, you can tap the potential for local energy savings and energy efficiency. This has multiple benefits: you will save energy costs, enhance your own and your country's economic competitiveness, and make a positive contribution to international climate protection.
The Energy Efficiency Export Initiative will help you establish contacts with German companies and experts.
IRENA - The International Renewable Energy Agency
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To date, 136 States signed the Statute of the Agency.
Mandated by these governments worldwide, IRENA aspires to become the main driving force for promoting a rapid transition towards the widespread and sustainable use of renewable energy on a global scale. Acting as the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA envisages providing practical advice and support for both industrialised and developing countries, thereby helping to improve frameworks and build capacity. Moreover, the Agency intends to facilitate access to all relevant information, including reliable data on the potentials for renewable energy, best practices, effective financial mechanisms, and state-of-the-art technological expertise.