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Table 4 Sustainability indicators for the goal ‘maintaining society’s productive potential’

From: Indicator system for the sustainability assessment of the German energy system and its transition

Sustainability rule Sustainability indicator
Sustainable use of renewable resources 10. Share of renewable energy in gross final consumption of energy
11. Area under cultivation of energy crops
Sustainable use of non-renewable resources 12. Unused renewable electricity due to management measures
13. Use of primary energy
14. Specific final energy consumption of households for heating (temperature-corrected)
15. Final energy consumption in the transport sector
16. Modal split in the transport sector
17. Number of electric vehicles
18. Final energy productivity of the German economy
19. Final energy productivity of the industry
20. Final energy productivity of trade, commerce and services
Sustainable use of the environment as a sink for waste and emissions 21. Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions
22. Energy-related emissions of acid-forming gases
23. Energy-related hazardous solid wastes
Avoidance of technical risks with potentially catastrophic impacts 24. Amount of high-level radioactive waste which has not been transferred to a safe final disposal site
Sustainable development of man-made, human and knowledge capital 25. Installed capacity of renewable energy power plants
26. Number of university graduates in the field of energy sciences
27. Federal expenditures for energy research
28. Number of German patents in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency
29. Number of start-ups in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector
30. Added value creation from the renewable energy sector
31. Added value creation from energy efficiency measures in households