Climate policy 2030: German and European Perspectives

Climate policy 2030: German and European Perspectives

The energy policy framework up to 2030 is currently being discussed in Europe. The proposal for “2030 Framework” is based essentially on a binding greenhouse gas reduction target of -40% (basis 1990–2030). The share of renewable energies in the final energy consumption is set to be 27% by 2030. For energy efficiency, the Commission proposes an ambitious 30-% savings goal (the 2020 goal is 20%).

Furthermore, a structural reform of EU emission trading is planned, known as the “Market Stability Reserve” and a discussion is underway as to how...

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Issue 2013-11

Implementation of the directive on industrial emissions in Germany and latest information on energy policy issues and CO2

In spring 2013 Germany implemented the European directive on industry emissions in German law. Aspects relevant to clay brick and tile manufacturers such as the amendment of the 4th Federal Emission...

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Dr. Matthias Frederichs – new General Secretary of the Federal German Association of the Clay Brick and Tile Industry

The Federal German Association of the Brick and Tile Industry (BV) has a new General Secretary: as of 1 October 2017, Dr. Matthias Frederichs joined the General Secretariat and has performed the...

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Issue 2018-1

Dr. Matthias Frederichs – new General Secretary of the Federal German Association of the Clay Brick and Tile Industry

The Federal German Association of the Brick and Tile Industry (BV) has a new General Secretary: as of 1 October 2017, Dr. Matthias Frederichs joined the General Secretariat and has performed the...

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Issue 2021-01

Clay brick and tile industry resolutely tackling coming challenges

2020 may be over now, but this year will, however, stay with us for a long time. We haven’t got over the pandemic yet, behind the European economies a huge mountain of debt is building up and, not...

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Issue 2015-01

European Council passes 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

In October 2014, the EU Council adopted the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, the goals of which provide a framework for the climate and energy policies of the European Union through the year 2030....

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