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Press release 476 / 2015-12-18: Industry investments in renewable energy sources up by a third in 2013

WIESBADEN – In 2013, enterprises in German industry (excluding construction) invested a total of approximately 7.5 billion euros in tangible fixed assets for environmental protection, which represented 10.3% of the total investments. Compared with the previous year, investments in the prevention, elimination or reduction of emissions or in the careful use of resources increased by 4.0%, or 292 million euros. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the enterprises made more investments in measures to use renewable energy sources. Compared with 2012, the volume of investments in this area rose by roughly a third (32.1%), or 341 million euros, to 1.4 billion euros.

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