direct view

Nahaufnahme der blauen Flamme eines Gasherds.

Federal Minister Habeck on announcing the alert level for gas

On 23 June, the Federal Government announced the second of three escalation levels of the Emergency Plan for Gas, the alert level for gas. In the video, Federal Minister Habeck explains the background circumstances and emphasises that the security of supply continues to be ensured. Find out more

Klimaschutz-, Energie- und Umweltminister und -Ministerinnen der G7 Grafik
International climate policy

G7: More climate action and ambitious environmental protection

In Berlin, the G7 climate, energy and environment ministers made a first-time commitment to the goal of a predominantly decarbonised electricity supply by 2035. They also committed for the first time to phasing out coal-fired power generation. Find out more

direct account

Circular graphic depicting percentual parts of largest energy consuming devices in homes.

Saving energy at home made easy

Do you know which household appliances eat up the most electricity at home and how easy it is to curb their appetite? We’ve put together a selection of energy-saving tips you might find useful. Find out more

Windkraftanalgen auf Feldern
Wind energy

Expansion of nature-compatible wind power to be accelerated significantly

The Federal Cabinet has approved a law aimed at further accelerating the expansion of onshore wind energy and achieving the two-percent land use target by 2032. It commits the federal states to making significantly more territory available. Find out more

Forschungsprojekt CoolBat Grafik Batteriegehäuse
Energy research

E-cars: next generation battery housing

More charging power, more range, more climate-friendly: the CoolBat research project aims to make battery housings in electric cars lighter and reduce CO2 emissions during production. Find out more

Dr. Robert Habeck, Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz

Quote of the week

„Get involved! By saving energy, you help Germany become less dependent on Russian imports and do your bit for the climate.”
Federal Minister Robert Habeck on the Federal Government's energy saving campaign.

Bild zeigt Zeitungsstapel

What the press say

This time in „What the press say”: what possibilities Germans have to save gas, how solar cells can generate electricity in the dark, and what wind power’s current status is in Germany. Find out more

direct reports

  • EU Energy Council takes key decisions for greater climate action

    The Council of EU Energy Ministers agreed on a binding EU energy efficiency target and increased the current renewables expansion target from 32 to 40 per cent by 2030. It also adopted the Gas Storage Regulation, which requires that EU member states maintain minimum filling levels in their gas storage facilities by 1 November 2022.

  • European product database for energy labelling

    The new database enables consumers to compare the energy efficiency class and other data on different household products. Information on over one million products is included in the registry.

You can subscribe to the Energy Transition

Order the international edition of the "Energiewende direkt" Newsletter here.