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    The amount of incinerated sewage sludge increased again in 2016

    In 2016, 1.1 million tonnes of sewage sludge (dry matter) - that is, nearly two thirds (65%) of the total amount of sewage sludge of public waste water treatment plants - were incinerated in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of incinerated sewage...

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    2017-12-12

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    Balance of greenhouse gas emissions in land use deteriorated between 2010 and 2015

    Although more greenhouse gases were absorbed from the environment than released into it by land use, land-use change and forestry activities in 2015, too, this balance has deteriorated since 2010. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical...

    Press release

    2017-11-17

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    Primary energy consumption again slightly up since 2014

    Besides developing renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption by saving energy and increasing energy efficiency is the second major pillar in the process of transforming the energy system. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal...

    Press release

    2017-11-16

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    Percentage of environmental taxes in total tax receipts down to 4.9%

    The percentage of environmental taxes in all receipts from taxes and social contributions amounted to 4.9% in Germany in 2016. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was the lowest proportion...

    Press release

    2017-11-15

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    Refrigerant use in 2016: emission of greenhouse gas declining by 1.5 million tonnes

    Regarding refrigerant use, enterprises in Germany used a total of 6,730 tonnes of substances classified as climate-relevant gases in 2016, which was a decline of 405 tonnes compared with 2015. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical Office (...

    Press release

    2017-11-14

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    Climate protection (37.9 billion euros) main pillar of the environmental industry in Germany

    Environmental protection measures not only improve the state of the environment, but also are an important economic factor. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that climate protection is the main economic...

    Press release

    2017-11-13

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    Marked decline in the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in 2016

    In 2016, German businesses used 8,974 tonnes of fluorocarbons (F-gases), which are classified as climate-relevant greenhouse gases. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the quantity used was roughly 373 tonnes, or 4.0%, lower than the level recorded in 2015. Greenhouse gases...

    Press release

    2017-11-09

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    Share of renewable energy sources was roughly 15% in 2016

    The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that renewable energy sources accounted for 14.6% of gross final energy consumption in 2016, up from 3.7% in 2000.

    Press release

    2017-11-08

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    Release of water-hazardous substances in accidents down 52% in 2016 on 2015

    In 2016, a total 2,721 accidents involving water-hazardous substance were registered, 121 more than in 2015. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that in these accidents nearly 7.5 million litres of water-hazardous substances escaped into the environment. That was a decrease of 8.0...

    Press release

    2017-09-12

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    Environmental protection as an economic factor - Turnover of 66 billion euros in 2015

    Environmental protection measures do not only improve the state of the environment, they also are an important economic factor. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the establishments of the industry and service sectors in Germany generated a turnover of 66.0 billion euros in 2015...

    Press release

    2017-08-03

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