Energy and Climate


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

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.


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.

Energy and Climate


The German Government on the Energiewende

Regenerative energies in Germany

You can find further information on the German Government’s assessment, measures and plans on this theme on the following website:

Who is Who of the Energiewende in Germany

Renewable Energies (combo)

This brochure is intended to be a guide to help you better understand the Energiewende. In this Who is Who, the most important stakeholders in Germany’s Energiewende, contact partners in politics, industry and society, their tasks, functions and fields of work are presented.