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Windrad im Bau (refer to: Climate protection needs tailwind: Towards a reliable expansion of onshore wind energy in Germany)

Climate protection needs tailwind: Towards a reliable expansion of onshore wind energy in Germany

Onshore wind energy is one of the pillars of the energy transition. Germany can only reach its climate targets if onshore wind is developed much faster. However, in the last few years the expansion has almost stalled. The statement "Climate protection needs tailwind: Towards a reliable expansion of onshore wind energy" shows how challenges can be met.

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

date of issue 2021.11.22 · Topic: Con­struc­tion in­dus­try , Chem­i­cals , Cli­mate and en­er­gy , Mo­bil­i­ty The role of hydrogen in climate protection: quality rather than quantity(PDF, 199KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

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

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 …

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