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By 2030 industry must reduce its emissions by about half (of the 1990 levels). By 2016 it had already achieved significant reductions. Measures to promote energy and resource efficiency and to expand the use of renewables are to achieve further CO2 savings.

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Energy efficiency and process heat from renewables in industry

This programme brings together five existing programmes and takes them to the next level. Companies have less work and can benefit from a one-stop shop. The programme focuses on investment in energy-saving production.

National decarbonisation programme

This programme supports the development of climate-friendly production processes in emission-intensive industries (such as steel and aluminium).

New construction techniques and materials for low-emission industry

Along with private companies and research institutes, solutions are to be developed and implemented to ensure material- and resource-efficient industry. As well as promoting research and development, new technologies and innovative construction and manufacturing techniques are to be introduced on the market, and disseminated. It is crucial to ensure that the imperative of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is taken into account right from the initial product design.

Encouraging battery cell manufacture in Germany and Europe

As the use of renewables is expanded, power is increasingly being generated at decentralised level, which is raising the demand for mobile and stationary power storage options. The German government aims to tap the huge potential offered by manufacturing battery cells in Germany and in Europe. Industrial and research-based battery cell production is to be advanced with the help of promotion measures.