Energy

The electro and digital industry must be the driver of the energy transition

The energy transition concerns us all. It offers the opportunity to help Germany to become a modern energy system with high energy efficiency, largely independent of fossil energy sources and their price changes. This was recognised as an early stage by the ZVEI. As the industry association, it is convinced that the electro and digital sector must be the driver of this energy transition.

A reliable, affordable, consumer-friendly, efficient and environmentally compatible energy supply – these are the premises on which the energy system of the future must be based. These are the goals for which the ZVEI and its member companies are working, with technologies and products which are energy-intelligent, energy-efficient and preserve the climate, as a capable and expert ally of energy policy.

The ZVEI and the electro and digital industry support the energy transition

For the ZVEI and its member companies, the energy transition means not only opting out of nuclear energy or the discussions over rising energy prices. The ZVEI is concerned with a fundamental change of the complete energy system to a world increasingly characterised by the use of electricity. The future requirements are high: Security of supply, competitive electricity prices, high quality of equipment and services and the sustainability of the complete energy system are the standards by which all those involved must be measured.

The energy transition will decouple consumption of energy and growth

Yet success will be worth it, since the energy transition offers the opportunity to help Germany to become a modern intelligent system with high energy efficiency, largely independent of fossil energy sources and their price changes – and will therefore also help growth and employment. The key factors in this success are innovative technologies and systems. By this means, the energy transition will become one of the most important drivers of innovations, but also for the decoupling of energy consumption and growth. This will create export opportunities, since Germany is not the only country in the world which wants to put its energy supply on a sustainable basis.

The energy transition will succeed with “smart” market design

The ZVEI sees the electro and digital industry, with its technologies, products and solutions, as an important pacemaker in overcoming these social challenges. Special importance must be attached to the so-called “interdisciplinary” technologies of the sectors of power electronics, Internet technologies and Embedded Systems. If we succeed in raising energy-efficiency potentials, defining a “smart” market design and marketing the innovations, products and learning experiences of the energy transition, the positive effects of the energy transition will then predominate. The ZVEI is convinced of this, and is therefore making its contribution!

17.05.2022

ZVEI-Show-Case PCF@ControlCabinet

Sustainability and the circular economy, including the associated decision-making criteria, are already a relevant topic today and are likely to become even more important in the near future. In this context, the topic of sustainability is fraught with great uncertainty, as the details and possible implementations in this area are not clear and can hardly be outlined. For example, the declaration of the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) will become one of many new regulatory requirements of the European Union under the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) as part of the Green Deal. Following on from this, industry in all sectors will probably be required to provide certain product information in the form of a Digital Product Passport (DPP).

 

17.05.2022

ZVEI-Show-Case PCF@ControlCabinet

Sustainability and the circular economy, including the associated decision-making criteria, are already a relevant topic today and are likely to become even more important in the near future. In this context, the topic of sustainability is fraught with great uncertainty, as the details and possible implementations in this area are not clear and can hardly be outlined. For example, the declaration of the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) will become one of many new regulatory requirements of the European Union under the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) as part of the Green Deal. Following on from this, industry in all sectors will probably be required to provide certain product information in the form of a Digital Product Passport (DPP).

 

Climate-neutral society only works with standardisation

Achieving the transformation to a climate-neutral and sustainable society and economy, while maintaining prosperity, needs the responsible and consistent use of technology and innovation, as well as comprehensive electrification and digitalisation. This requires norms and standards.

22.06.2021

Making EU building stock energy efficient with technologies

ZVEI is in favour of the EU Commission's intention to significantly increase the renovation rate of buildings in Europe. This not only has a positive effect on climate targets, but also gives the entire European population access to buildings with low energy consumption. Increasing the renovation rate is thus also an important step towards increasing energy availability. Technologies that increase the energy efficiency of buildings and improve occupant comfort already exist. The use of energy-efficient technical building equipment (TGA) can make a decisive contribution to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent compared to 1990 levels.

13.12.2021

ZVEI on the Fit-for-55-Package

The German electrical and digital industry calls for an ambitious climate policy which lives up to the goal of the Paris Agreement…