News Digest Item
23 Jun 2017

“An eco-friendly energy transition is possible”

Federal Environment Ministry

German environment minister Barbara Hendricks said a complete shift of the country’s energy supply to renewable sources can be done with minimal environmental impact. In an environment ministry (BMUB) press release, Hendricks presented five guidelines meant to ensure the transition’s compatibility with environmental protection. They include greater energy efficiency and expanding eco-friendly technology in residential areas, such as rooftop solar installations or heat pumps. “We cannot conserve biodiversity without a worldwide energy transition,” Hendricks said. She added that while sun and wind “are available unlimitedly, the available space to construct installations remains limited.”

See the press release in German here and the ministry’s guidelines in German here.   

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