Great potential for renewable energies in decarbonising industrial processes
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.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change.