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    Roughly 250,000 persons employed in environmental protection in 2016

    In 2016, there were 251,222 persons (measured in full-time equivalents) employed in the production of goods, services and construction operations for environmental protection in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that environmental protection thus is a major factor for...

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    2018-08-16

  • Relevanz: 100

    Expenditure to meet environmental standards at 31.8 billion euros in 2016

    In 2016, the current expenditure on environmental protection incurred by enterprises in German industry (excluding construction) totalled 31.8 billion euros. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that these are follow-up costs of investments into systems, measures or services to...

    Press release

    2018-07-19

  • Relevanz: 100

    Amount of water used by establishments in 2016 down by 1 million cubic metres compared with 2013

    The amount of water consumed by agricultural holdings and establishments in mining, manufacturing, energy supply and other service branches has continuously declined. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the overall quantity used by establishments in 2016 amounted to 18.7 billion...

    Press release

    2018-07-04

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    Environmental protection as an economic factor: turnover at 70 billion euros in 2016

    The establishments of the industry and service sectors in Germany generated a turnover of 70.0 billion euros from goods, services and construction operations for environmental protection in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the highest turnover of 46.2 billion euros...

    Press release

    2018-06-26

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    Sales of greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride markedly down in 2017

    In 2017, German gas traders sold roughly 976 tonnes of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) for use in various economic sectors. Sulphur hexafluoride is a greenhouse gas with an extremely strong impact on the climate. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a marked decrease of...

    Press release

    2018-06-18

  • Relevanz: 100

    Wind power as an economic factor: turnover of 17.7 billion euros in 2016

    Environmental protection measures are a major economic factor. To mark the Global Wind Day on 15 June, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that measures to use wind power in Germany are the most important economic pillar of the environmental industry. In 2016, the establishments of the...

    Press release

    2018-06-15

  • Relevanz: 100

    412 million tonnes of waste generated in Germany in 2016

    According to provisional results, the amount of waste generated in Germany increased to 411.5 million tonnes in 2016. To coincide with the World Environment Day on 5 June, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the increase was 2.3% year on year (2015: 402.2 million tonnes).

    Press release

    2018-06-01

  • Relevanz: 100

    Investments in noise protection at record high in 2016

    In 2016, enterprises in industry (excluding construction) invested 133.5 million euros in tangible fixed assets for noise and vibration protection in Germany, according to provisional results. To coincide with the International Noise Awareness Day on 25 April, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis...

    Press release

    2018-04-24

  • Relevanz: 100

    85% of waste electrical and electronic equipment recycled in 2016

    In 2016, the total of waste electrical and electronic equipment accepted and treated in primary treatment facilities amounted to 782,2 thousand tonnes, of which 667.8 thousand tonnes were recycled, that is recovered as material. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this figure...

    Press release

    2018-03-16

  • Relevanz: 100

    Household energy consumption for housing continues to increase

    In 2016, private households in Germany used 665 billion kilowatt hours of energy for housing purposes, which again was an increase on the previous year. According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this was a rise of 1.4% on 2015 (temperature adjusted and not including...

    Press release

    2018-03-01

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