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Infographic shows:The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that at almost 500 euros per capita per year, German households generate the highest cost savings from energy efficiency measures, worldwide.
Efficiency

Energy efficiency really pays off

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that at almost 500 euros per capita per year, German households generate the highest cost savings from energy efficiency measures, worldwide. Find out more

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Illustration: Erneuerbare Energien, Stromnetz und Verbraucher unter einer Lupe
Grid expansion

What exactly is an interconnector?

In the EU, we can import cheese from France, wine from Italy and electricity from the Netherlands. But how exactly do we get this electricity across the border? Read on to find out more. Find out more

Teilnehmer der Events "Advancing the Energy Transition: Gemany and Mexico changing their power pattern": A. Preinfalk (Siemens), J. Salas (EY Mexico), I. Studer (The Nature Conservancy), C. Hernandez (SENER), R. Baake (BMWi)
International

Bringing about the global energy transition by working with partners

Ever more countries are beginning to transform their energy supply. In order to provide support, Germany – as one of the global leaders on the energy transition – is sharing its experience with these countries. The energy partnerships’ main goals: to expand renewables and improve energy efficiency. Find out more

Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

Quote of the week

“We see renewables growing by about one million megawatts by 2022, which equals about half of the current global capacity in coal power, which took 80 years to build.”

Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

direkt reports

  • First energy transition congress after Germany’s general elections

    The dena congress to be held in Berlin from 20 to 21 November promises to be an event not to be missed, covering everything from artificial intelligence to the future of energy-efficient buildings. The congress will bring together around 800 decision makers, experts, and representatives from the worlds of business and politics who are working on the energy transition.

  • Stock-taking conference in Leipzig about the future of bioenergy

    he 7th stock-taking conference to be held from 20 to 21 November will be all about turning biomass into energy. Partners from the projects receiving funding under the related Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s funding programme will present the findings of their work. Straight to the point: in the poster slam, scientists will be given five minutes to present their findings on stage in an entertaining way.

  • Tallinn declaration on e-Energy signed

    All 28 EU Member States plus Norway and 14 energy-related associations and companies have signed the Tallinn declaration on e-Energy. This declaration is the world’s first extensive declaration of intent that takes account of the development of energy technology and IT and calls for intensified cooperation on digitising the energy sector.

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