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What exactly is the 'Green Deal'?

What the European Green Deal has to do with playing cards, and why it's 'cards on the table' from 2020. Find out more

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Energy research

How the energy transition can be implemented successfully in industry

Germany's manufacturing industry employs seven million people, but it also generates a fifth of the country's greenhouse-gas emissions. In the time up to 2050, the sector is to be made entirely greenhouse-gas-neutral. A research project is pointing up ways to achieve this. Find out more

Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Quote of the week

'The EU renewables target of 18% in 2020 is within reach. Now we must work towards permanent attainment of the targets and continue to expand the share of renewables. The European Green Deal opens up new opportunities in terms of economic policy. We must make good use of these opportunities.'

Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, speaking at the start of April about current figures from the Federal Environment Agency on the EU renewable energy target.

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