View of rolls of processed copper in a factory.
Efficiency

Copper producer delivers heat for an entire city district

Soon, heating for the HafenCity Ost port district in Hamburg will almost completely be supplied using waste heat from the production of copper. This saves around 20,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting this lighthouse project. Find out more

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Funding

The higher the amount of energy conserved, the better the chances of funding

The third round of the STEP up! competition has been launched. Applications can be made by companies who are seeking to raise their electricity efficiency or that of their clients. An online tool enables firms to check whether their project is eligible for funding in just a few steps. Find out more

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Research

As hard as diamonds: Carbon dioxide is improving the energy performance of cars

Friction on moving parts, for example within a vehicle’s transmission, leads to energy losses and wear. Researchers involved in two projects funded by the Federal Economic Affairs Ministry have investigated how such losses can be reduced. Find out more

State Secretary Rainer Baake

Quote of the week

"Decarbonisation does not mean de-industrialisation, but rather modernisation! As we pursue this idea, we need to think in terms of investment cycles and avoid misallocated investments in fossil structures. Efficiency and renewable energies are the new investment standard."

State Secretary Baake at the Congress 'Treffpunkt Netze 2017' hosted by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

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