Energy and environment

Projects exploring energy supply, resource consumption and technological consequences for the environment

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Climate-neutral primary industry 2045

In search of alternative technology paths in the emission-intensive basic industries in Germany until 2045.

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Green IT (Symbolbild)
On the way to Green IT?

A project on the energy consumption of digitisation and how it can be made more efficient from an environmental point of view.

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Intelligent energy saving in construction

An assessment of energy saving technologies in the building sector

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Recyling Rezyklate
How can recycling get better?

In search of strategies and instruments of an improved reuse of plastic, construction and electronic waste.

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Lichtverschmutzung, Europa aus dem all bei Nacht
Ways out of light pollution

Effects of artificial lighting on humans, animals and plants and options for action for a healthier use of light.

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arzneimittel wasser trinkwasser
Pharmaceutical residues in drinking water

A concentrated overview of micropollutants in drinking water and water bodies caused by pharmaceuticals

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News on the topic
CoverTAB-Fokus no. 35. Energy consumption of ICT infrastructureIncreasing resource and energy consumption of ICT infrastructures must not slip out of the focus

A new TAB report analyses energy consumption scenarios of ICT infrastructures and identifies realistic savings potentials, taking into account the digitisation push triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Mehr17.10.2022 | Publication
Impression während der keynote der EPTA-Konferenz 2022, disruption, Rohwer, Becker, Elsberg, Gehring, Prehn (vlnr)Technology assessment in times of multiple crises – more important than ever. A conference report

On 17 October 2022, members of parliament and scientists met for the international EPTA conference in Berlin to discuss the political and social handling of disruptions and the role of TA for parliament.

More25.10.2022 | Event | TABlog
Cover TAB-Fokus no. 36 Innovative technologies, processes and products in the construction industryInnovations for a more efficient construction industry

A new TAB report analyses relevant trends with regard to technology, product and process innovations in the construction industry in Germany and identifies fields of action for fundamental structural change. The corresponding Policy Brief is now available in English.

More27.09.2022 | Publication
Titelbilder TKP 55-58: Maritime Landwirtschaft, urbane Seilbanen, innovative Schiffbaukonzepte, föderales Lernen (Collage)On potentials of maritime agriculture, urban cable cars, sustainable shipbuilding concepts and federal machine learning

New topic profiles from horizon scanning offer compact answers to current questions and impulses for future research and innovations.

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Projektbild: Haus mit Energieeffizienzlabel von A (dunkelgrün) bis G (Rot)How to save energy, emissions and money in the building sector

The TAB report on energy saving effects in the building sector shows what property owners can do to save resources and money and how the state can help them. Policy brief TAB-Fokus is available in English.

More23.06.2022 | Publication
ventilator sustainable coolingSustainable Cooling

The new brief study provides an overview of which innovative cooling technologies and concepts are efficient, low-emission and at the same time affordable for broad sections of the population in Germany and worldwide.

More22.11.2020 | Topics and projects
light pollution seen from spaceCauses, extent and effects of light pollution

TAB's policy brief in TAB-Fokus no. 25 summarises the scientific state of knowledge with regard to the extent and trends of light pollution and its effects on humans, animals and plants, and presents regulatory and technological options for action to protect against light emissions.

More22.07.2020 | Publication
AB 185: Arzneimittelrückstände in Trinkwasser und GewässernPharmaceutical residues in drinking water and water bodies

Against the backdrop of a steadily increasing consumption of medicinal products, the TAB has published a detailed report on »Pharmaceutical residues in drinking water and water bodies«.

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Projects on the topic

Publications on the topic


2022
2021
Paving the way to a sustainability assessment of farming systems. TAB-Fokus
Meyer, R.; Priefer, C.; Sauter, A.
2021, May. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2020
Light pollution - extent, effects and approaches. TAB-Fokus
Schröter-Schlaack, C.; Revermann, C.; Schulte-Römer, N.
2020, June. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
New Space – new dynamics in space exploration. TAB-Fokus
Kind, S.; Jetzke, T.; Nögel, L.; Bovenschulte, M.; Ferdinand, J.-P.
2020. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2019
Climate neutral truck traffic due to algae-based fuels? TAB-Fokus
Schröter-Schlaack, C.; Revermann, C.; Grünwald, R.
2019, June. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2015
Opportunities and criteria for a sustainability label. TAB-Fokus
Revermann, C.; Petermann, T.; Poetzsch, M.
2015, February. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Valorization of Biodiversity. TAB-Fokus
Kehl, C.
2015, January. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2014
Climate Engineering. TAB-Fokus
Caviezel, C.; Revermann, C.
2014, March. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB) Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2012
Electric mobility concepts and their significance for the economy, society and the environment. Summary
Peters, A.; Doll, C.; Kley, F.; Plötz, P.; Sauer, A.; Schade, W.; Thielmann, A.; Wietschel, M.; Zanker, C.
2012. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137309Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Future of the automobile industry. Summary
Schade, W.; Zanker, C.; Kühn, A.; Kinkel, S.; Jäger, A.; Hettesheimer, T.; Schmall, T.
2012. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137311Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Renewable energy sources to secure the base load in electricity supply. Summary
Grünwald, R.; Ragwitz, M.; Sensfuß, F.; Winkler, J.
2012. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137565Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2007
2005
Precision Agriculture. Summary
Rösch, C.; Dusseldorp, M.; Meyer, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137991Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Internet and Democracy. Summary
Grunwald, A.; Banse, G.; Coenen, C.; Hennen, L.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137536Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Future trends in tourism. Summary
Petermann, T.; Revermann, C.; Scherz, C.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137535Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Reduction of land use rate. Summary
Jörissen, J.; Coenen, R.
2005. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137539Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2004
Lighter-than-air technology. Summary
Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.
2004. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137541Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2003
Nanotechnology. Summary
Paschen, H.; Coenen, C.; Fleischer, T.; Grünwald, R.; Oertel, D.; Revermann, C.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137618Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Possibilities for geothermal electricity generation in Germany. Summary
Paschen, H.; Oertel, D.; Grünwald, R.
2003. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137627Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2000
Fuel cell technology. Summary
Oertel, D.; Fleischer, T.
2000. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137708Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Elements of a Strategy for a Sustainable Energy Supply. Summary
Paschen, H.; Oertel, D.; Grünwald, R.; Fleischer, T.
2000. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137705Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
1998
Options to relieve the transport network and to shift road traffic to environmentally sounder means of traffic. Summary
Halbritter, G.; Bräutigam, R.; Fleischer, T.; Klein-Vielhauer, S.; Kupsch, C.; Paschen, H.
1998. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137915Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Genetic engineering, breeding and biodiversity. Summary
Meyer, R.; Revermann, C.; Sauter, A.
1998. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB). doi:10.5445/IR/1000137916Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document