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European Council: 40% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target and 27% for Renewables and Energy Efficiency Targets for 2030

At the meeting on 24 October 2014 the European Council agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union, which the EU will submit as its contribution for a global climate agreement to be concluded in Paris in 2015. The Council endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990. A binding EU-wide target of at least 27% was set for the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU in 2030 and an indicative EU-level target of at least 27% for improving energy efficiency.

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BDEW: Renewables Account for 27% of German Gross Electricity Consumption in First Quarter of 2014

According to preliminary figures by the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW), renewable energy sources accounted for 27% of the gross domestic electricity consumption in Q1 2014 due to continued growth and favourable weather. Compared with the new record high for Q1 2014, the share of renewables amounted to 23% in the same period last year.

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Revised Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act Finally Entered Into Force 24 October 2015

The revised Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz – ElektroG) has entered into force yesterday, 24 October 2015.

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AGEB: 3% Higher German Energy Consumption in Q1/Q2 2015 – Coal Down, Renewables and Natural Gas Up

German energy consumption rose by 3% in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB) said based on preliminary figures. AGEB cited the colder weather as the main reason. Renewable energy sources moved up one place in the table of the most important energy sources, ranking fourth.

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Energy Consumption in Germany up by Almost 5% in Q1 – High Growth of Natural Gas and Wind Power, Solar Power Loses Against the Trend

Mainly due to colder weather energy consumption in Germany rose by almost 5% in Q1 2015, compared with the same period last year, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB) reported. Heating fuels like natural gas and mineral oil benefitted in particular. Wind power gained even more, while solar power lost against the trend.

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Commission: EU on the Whole on Track to Meet 20% Renewable Energy Target, 10% Renewable Energy in Transport Target Challenging But Feasible

The latest renewable energy progress report by the European Commission shows that with a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption in 2014 the EU on the whole is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy target for 2020. Reaching the 10% renewable energy target in the transport sector is somewhat more challenging yet feasible the Commission says in view of a projected share of 5.7% in 2014.

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National Electromobility Iniative: Agreement with Government on Next Steps to Boost Electromobility

Despite progress in the number of registered electric cars and the number of models available, Germany has still a long way to go to reach the government’s goal of having 1 million electric cars on German roads by 2020. On the occasion of the National Electromobility Conference in Berlin on 15/16 June 2015 the National Electromobility Initiative (NPE) informed that it agreed with the government on the next steps for the market launch.

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G7 Summit Agrees on 2050 Global Climate Reduction Goal and Decarbonisation over Course of the Century

The leaders of the G7 countries who met for a summit at Schloss Elmau in Germany agreed on a global climate reduction goal for 2050 in preparation of the Climate Change Conference in December in Paris this year (COP21) and stressed the need to come to a to decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of the century.

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German Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 4.3% in 2014 – Energy Related Emissions Down 5.2%

Germany’s greenhouse gas emission for 2014 were down 41.3 million tonnes, or 4.3% compared to 2013, the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) reported. Energy related emissions were down even further at minus 5.2%.

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EU Environment Council Decides on EU Contribution to UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and Addresses Various Other Energy and Climate Related Issues

At their meeting on Friday European Environment Ministers decided on the EU contribution to the UN Climate Change conference in Paris in December 2015 and addressed various other energy and climate related issues.

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