Climate protection is disaster prevention - Awareness of a sustainable energy system has grown significantly in society as a result of recent world political and weather events. The catastrophic floods on the Ahr and Erft rivers in July 2021 made the consequences of climate change directly tangible for us. The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine in February 2022 has also had a major impact on the energy markets under its far-reaching effects. The question of energy security and independence currently dominates the issues. The fastest possible expansion of renewable energies must therefore be consistently pursued.
In 2021, sales volumes of green electricity with the Green Electricity Label and biogas with the Green Gas Label reached new records. At the same time, this means that increased investments were made in the energy transition. The core criterion of the Green Electricity Label (and since 2022 also the Green Gas Label) is that energy providers promote the expansion of renewable energies with a fixed amount per kilowatt hour sold. This has already been used to co-finance more than 1,600 energy transition projects such as photovoltaic plants, wind farms or energy efficiency measures. Our label holders and their green electricity and biogas customers are helping to create a 100% renewable energy supply in all sectors and at all levels, and to make it nature-friendly, decentralized, citizen-oriented and public welfare-oriented.
Further topics relating to the Green Electricity and Green Gas labels can be found in the current Activity Report (PDF, de) summarized. There are interactive maps with the green electricity tariffs as well as supported energy transition projects. Learn more about the association's activities, such as the podcast launched in 2021 or the digital events, and get to know the minds behind them.