The rise of global average temperatures that has been observed for decades is mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. As a consequence, the protection of the fragile global climate has become a key task of government policy.
Climate protection aims defined at the international, European, national and regional levels are to contribute to limiting global warming to less than two degrees. The federal state of Berlin is planning to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by the year 2020 compared to the year 1990. Counted from today, this corresponds to a reduction of more than four million tons annually.
Producers and consumers need to reduce CO2
Measures have to be taken both by the energy producers and the energy consumers. This requires the conversion of existing power plants to low-carbon fuels and efficient technologies, an extension of decentralised combined heat and power (CHP) generation and an increased use of renewable energies for central as well as on-site energy production.
40 percent of all energy generated is currently used to supply heat, hot drinking-water and electricity to buildings. Modernisation in respect of energy efficiency can drastically reduce the energy requirements of buildings and is therefore an important tool for more climate protection.
In all its projects and plants, the Berliner Energieagentur is focusing on climate protection. We have been a reliable partner for many years to demonstrably reduce carbon dioxide emissions