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Hydrogen (refer to: The role of hydrogen in climate protection: quality rather than quantity)

The role of hydrogen in climate protection: quality rather than quantity

Hydrogen can play an important role in climate protection, but will remain a scarce and valuable energy carrier for the foreseeable future. In this report, the SRU recommends that all efforts should be focused on the market ramp-up for green hydrogen made from wind and solar energy. Even for a transitional period, policy-makers should not support fossil-based hydrogen.

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Cover Environmental Report 2020 Summary (refer to: Towards an ambitious environmental policy in Germany and Europe)

date of issue 2020.05.14 · Topic: Con­struc­tion in­dus­try , Health , Cli­mate and en­er­gy , Noise and air , Ma­rine and fresh­wa­ter , Mo­bil­i­ty , Spa­tial and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment , Raw ma­te­ri­als and cir­cu­lar econ­o­my , Law, pol­i­tics and strate­gies Towards an ambitious environmental policy in Germany and Europe(PDF, 2MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

Against the background of the Corona pandemic, climate change and biodiversity loss are currently receiving less attention. However, the long-term threat to the natural foundations of life persists. With this Environmental Report, the SRU is addressing environmental policy topics which require urgent action. More: Towards an ambitious environmental policy in Germany and Europe …

Waste recycling plant (refer to: Circular economy: Putting ideas into practice)

date of issue 2021.01.27 · Topic: Raw ma­te­ri­als and cir­cu­lar econ­o­my Circular economy: Putting ideas into practice(PDF, 1MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

New English report on the circular economy
A circular economy is seen as the solution to resource scarcity and as an engine for employment and welfare in Europe and Germany. In reality, however, the use of primary raw materials continues to increase. In a report now published in English language, the SRU discusses which regulatory and economic instruments are needed to promote a circular economy. More: Circular economy: Putting ideas into practice …

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