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Infographic shows: In 2016, 338,600 people worked in the renewable energy sector in Germany. That is 10,000 more than in the previous year. Wind power accounted for most of the new jobs.
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Employment continues to grow in the renewables sector

In 2016, 338,600 people worked in the renewable energy sector in Germany. That is 10,000 more than in the previous year. Wind power accounted for most of the new jobs. Find out more

Settlement of small brick huts in a dry environment.
Renewable energy

Low-cost energy supply for refugee camps to cover basic energy needs

A growing number of people are living in refugee camps. If they have access to electricity at all, it’s often generated by inefficient and polluting diesel generators. Renewables would help save a great deal of money that could be used to help refugees in more effective ways. Find out more

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

What exactly is “grid congestion”?

Grid congestion occurs when a grid overload prevents electricity from reaching the consumer. But why does this happen? And, even more importantly? How can it be resolved? You’ll find the answer here. Find out more

Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Quote of the week

“Sustainable climate change mitigation opens up long-term opportunities for many of our companies serving the growing world market for climate-friendly products and processes.”

Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

direkt reports

  • Germany supports energy transition in the UAE

    A group of German electricity experts travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in early March. The three-day visit took place under the German-UAE energy partnership. The UAE wants to overhaul and optimise its energy system and increase the share of renewables to 44 per cent by 2050 (further information in German only).

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