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Climate control

Four per cent by 2020

Yes to mobility, no to carbon emissions. Apart from electric cars, gas-fuelled vehicles are are also becoming increasingly important for reaching this goal. By 2020, natural gas is to account for four per cent of the energy in the transport sector. To achieve this, the “Round Table on Gas-Based Mobility” has taken up its work. Find out more

controversial

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Mauch

Increasing flexibility in the Electricity market: Is battery storage ready for the market?

Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer from RWTH Aachen University and Prof. Wolfgang Mauch from the Research Center for Energy Economics give their answers to this question. Find out more

Solar panel on a roof.
Research

And now to the dust forecast

Microparticles from the Sahara can travel all the way to Central Europe and cloud the skies there. As a result, the output of solar installations can drop by up to 20 per cent. What is needed is a reliable dust forecast. The research project entitled “PerduS” is helping to make this possible. Find out more

Porträt von Uwe Glock

Quote of the week

“Fuel cells not only provide electricity at a high level of efficiency, but also heat, which can be used for space heating and heating of domestic water. The Federal Government is funding this still young efficiency technology through the new fuel cell programme for good reason.”

Uwe Glock, Vice President of the Federation of German Heating Industry (BDH)

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