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The Reliability of German Climate Data Varies by State and Only Gets Published on an Annual Basis
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The Reliability of German Climate Data Varies by State and Only Gets Published on an Annual Basis

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra   Best Organizational Source: Federal Environmental Agency (UBA)In Germany, access to official data on emissions is relatively simple and easy. The federal environmental agency (UBA) publishes yearly reports in both English and German, including emissions divided by categories – by gas, by sector,...

Germany Has Seen the Deadliest Floods in Decades
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Germany Has Seen the Deadliest Floods in Decades

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi BadraThis July, Germany experienced the deadliest floods in decades. Heavy and unexpected rains on Germany’s western borders tragically took the lives of 177 people, disconnected more than 200,000 people from electricity and communication networks for days, and left thousands homeless. This is the worst...

Germany’s Use of Nuclear Power Is Ending Soon
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Germany’s Use of Nuclear Power Is Ending Soon

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra In 2020, 12.6% of Germany’s electricity was produced using nuclear energy from seven nuclear power plants. Despite this, the usage of nuclear power in Germany’s energy sector is expected to end by late 2022. Up until the 2000s, Germany was relying on nuclear...

Germany’s Climate Action Plans Set Ambitious Goals but Often Lack Specific Implementation Measures
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Germany’s Climate Action Plans Set Ambitious Goals but Often Lack Specific Implementation Measures

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra Germany has detailed action plans published in recent years, paving the path to achieve its reduction goals of 55% (recently updated to 65%) by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 (recently updated to 2045). These plans contain a package of measures covering almost...

Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050
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Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050 The last report of the federal environmental agency (UBA), published in March 2021, shows that by the end of 2020, Germany had reduced 40.8% of its emissions comparing to the 1990...

Berlin Takes a Leading Role in Showing the Way to Climate Neutrality
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Berlin Takes a Leading Role in Showing the Way to Climate Neutrality

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra In recent years, many German cities approved new action plans in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Among them is Germany’s largest city and capital, Berlin. As its plan stands in line of well structured, legally binding and research-backed plans of different...

Best Climate Practice in Germany: The Compensators
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Best Climate Practice in Germany: The Compensators

By Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi BadraThe Compensators is a small local NGO based in Berlin, that buys tradable emission certificates and permanently removes them from the market. The EU ETS is the main European scheme for emission allowance and trading. The EU Commission issues around 2 billion certificates per year, with the amount...

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...

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