The Net-Zero Industry Act was recently approved by Parliament. The aim of the Act is to promote clean technologies in the EU. The focus is on CO2-free solar and wind energy.

 Clean energy from Europe for Europe

The Net-Zero Industry Act is intended to help make climate neutrality achievable by 2050. The EU wants to cover at least 40 percent of its demand for green technologies itself by 2030. To this end, approval procedures will be simplified and incentives for investment will be created. Overall, the European economy can become more competitive and independent.

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The key green technologies include:

  • Photovoltaics and solar thermal energy
  • Electrolysers and fuel cells
  • Onshore wind energy and renewable offshore energy
  • Sustainable biogas/biomethane
  • Batteries and storage technology
  • CO2 capture and storage
  • Heat pumps and geothermal energy
  • Grid technologies

Further information on the Net Zero Industry Act can be found on the website of the European Commission.

Source: DIHK (Deutsch), EU Commission