German industry meets energy efficiency target
German manufacturing businesses have reduced their energy use in line with government efficiency targets, the Federal Ministry of Finance says. A monitoring report by RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research found that companies consumed 13.8 percent less energy in 2016 than a base value based on consumption between 2007 and 2012. As a result, companies will be given partial relief on their power and energy taxes.
Read the press release in German here.