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Wind Power Construction Impact Mitigation in Germany
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Wind Power Construction Impact Mitigation in Germany

Submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra When looking at Germany’s complex renewable energy market, one practice can be easily identified as a massive leap forward. In 2020, wind energy was already the largest source of electricity for the German market, accounting for 62.2GW of electricity—7.7GW of which from offshore installations. These numbers...

Climate Policy Recommendations for Germany Include Increasing Carbon Pricing
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Climate Policy Recommendations for Germany Include Increasing Carbon Pricing

Policy Recommendation #1: Increase Carbon Pricing, Especially in the Transportation Sector Policy Recommendation #2: Mandate That New Heating System Construction Be Carbon Neutral Germany has reduced nearly 40% of its emissions since 1990 and aims to reach reduction levels of 55% by 2030. When looking at the numbers though you can see that the main...

In 2020, Germany Produced More Than Half of Its Electricity From Renewable Resources for the First Time
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In 2020, Germany Produced More Than Half of Its Electricity From Renewable Resources for the First Time

According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Energy and Economics, 42.1% of Germany’s energy was produced by renewable resources. Initially, the country’s 2020 target for renewable resource energy production was set at 35%, meaning they are roughly 18 months ahead of schedule. The primary source in Germany’s renewable portfolio is wind, which...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decreased in Germany by 42% Compared to 1990 Levels
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decreased in Germany by 42% Compared to 1990 Levels

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emission Level: 805 Metric Tons in 2019, a Decrease of 42% Compared to 1990 Level (from German data) According to the most recent estimation published by the Federal Environmental Agency, in 2019 Germany emitted 805 MT of greenhouse gases (UBA, March 2020). This figure represents a decrease of 6.3% from the...

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