Environmental protection sector’s revenues totalled 70 billion euros in 2016
Germany’s manufacturing industry and the services sector earned 70 billion euros in 2016 in sales of goods, construction material, and services related to environmental protection, according to a press release issued by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The largest revenues came from areas related to climate protection, specifically the development of renewable energies and measures for improving energy efficiency. In the same year, around 251,000 people were actively employed in the area of environmental protection in Germany.
Read the press release in German here.
For background, read the dossier The energy transition’s effects on the economy.