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06 Apr 2018

Great potential for renewable energies in decarbonising industrial processes

Hamburg Institute / German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

Renewable energy technologies hold significant potential in decarbonising industrial heating and cooling processes, writes the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) in a press release, based on a short study compiled by the Hamburg Institute. “As more than 20 percent of Germany’s final energy consumption stems from industrial heating and cooling processes, there is a significant potential both for innovation and for climate protection,” said BEE managing director Peter Röttgen. For now, only 6 percent of the energy used in process heating and cooling is generated from renewables. The biggest potential is in lower temperature processes, says BEE.

Find the press release in German here, and the study in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change.

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