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UBA: German Climate Protection Goal in Danger as Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise by 1.2% in 2013

Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions increased again by 1.2% in 2013, according to preliminary calculations and estimates by the German Environment Agency (UBA). In total roughly 951 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent were emitted in Germany in 2013, almost 12 million tonnes more than last year, UBA said. If this trend continued it was hardly possible to reach the German climate protection goal for 2020, UBA Vice-President Thomas Holzmann warned.

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Germany Meets Kyoto Obligation – But Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise by 1.6% in 2012

According to preliminary calculations, Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.6% in 2012, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) informed in a joint press release. Germany, however, met its obligations under the Kyoto-Protocol, lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 25.5% compared with 1990, while it would only have been obliged to lower emission by 21% on average for the period 2008 to 2012, BMU and UBA pointed out.

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German CO2 Emission in 2011 2.9% Lower Despite Nuclear Withdrawal Thanks to Weather Conditions

Despite the shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the German energy policy shift  of 2011, CO2 emissions declined by 2.9% in 2011 compared with 2010. However, the decline was mostly due to the weather conditions, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) said in a joint press release.

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Register for Certificates of Origin for Electricity from Renewable Sources Started Operations on 1 January 2013

On 1 January 2013 the register for certificates of origins for electricity from renewable sources started operating at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

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BMU/UBA: German Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25% Below 1990 Levels in 2010

Despite the economic upturn Germany is on track regarding its Kyoto Protocol obligations. Greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 were 25% below the 1990 levels (Kyoto Protocol reference year), corresponding to a decline of more than 295 million tons of CO2 per year, the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) informed in a joint press release.

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DEHSt Publishes July 2011 Report on Auctioning of Emission Allowances in Germany

The Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has published its July 2011 report on emission allowance (EUA) auctioning. DEHSt has wide ranging competences with respect to emission trading in Germany.

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DEHSt: Emission Trading Limits CO2 Emissions Despite Economic Upturn

Around 1,630 energy generation and industrial plants were subject to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG) regime in 2010. They emitted 454 million tons of CO2 in Germany last year, the Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) announced. Continue reading ‘DEHSt: Emission Trading Limits CO2 Emissions Despite Economic Upturn’

Global Wind Day – Wind Power Statistics Germany 2009

Today, 15 June 2010, is global wind day. Events worldwide highlight the importance of wind power as a renewable and clean energy.  Continue reading ‘Global Wind Day – Wind Power Statistics Germany 2009’

New Emission Limits for Small and Medium Combustion Installations Enter into Force

On 22 March 2010 an amendment of the German Small and Medium Combustion Installation Ordinance (Verordnung über kleine und mittlere Feuerungsanlagen – 1st BImSchV) enters into force. The amended ordinance brings clean air requirements for these  installations more in line with current technical standards.  Continue reading ‘New Emission Limits for Small and Medium Combustion Installations Enter into Force’

German Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decrease by 8.4% in 2009 Mainly Due to Economic Crisis

According to preliminary figures from the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamtes – UBA), greenhouse gas emissions in Germany declined by 80 million tons  (8.4%) in 2009 compared to 2008.   Continue reading ‘German Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decrease by 8.4% in 2009 Mainly Due to Economic Crisis’