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    Household energy consumption for housing continued to increase in 2017

    In 2017, households in Germany used 1.5% more energy for housing purposes (not including motor fuels) compared with 2016. According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), they used 679 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy (temperature adjusted) for room heating, hot water,...

    Press release

    2018-10-04

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    Enterprises spent 10.5% of their environmental protection expenditure on climate protection in 2016

    The expenditure made by businesses for climate protection is important for economic policy. In 2016, the current expenditure on climate protection incurred by enterprises in German industry (excluding construction) totalled 3.3 billion euros. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports...

    Press release

    2018-09-26

  • Relevanz: 100

    Amount of pollutants released during handling water-hazardous substances markedly up in 2017 year on year

    A total of 741 accidents in installations for handling water-hazardous substances were reported in 2017. This was a 13% decline compared with a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that in these accidents 10.2 million litres of pollutants escaped into the environment,...

    Press release

    2018-08-29

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    Industry invested roughly 8.4 billion euros in environmental protection in 2016

    In 2016, enterprises in German industry (excluding construction) invested 8.4 billion euros in tangible fixed assets for environmental protection (-2.1% compared with 2015). Such assets serve to reduce, prevent or eliminate emissions into the environment or enable resources to be used more...

    Press release

    2018-08-28

  • Relevanz: 100

    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...

    Press release

    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

  • Relevanz: 100

    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

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