Energy and the Environment

Protecting the climate is a major priority not just in Germany, but in many countries around the world. To avert catastrophic climate change, we need to adopt renewable energy on a large scale, as well as consume less. From green construction practices to next-generation utility grids, research interest in energy and the environment has surged in recent years.

With our Information Services, the Latest Energy Research is at your Fingertips

Groundbreaking ideas never appear in a vacuum – they are invariably informed by the latest research. Whether you work in urban planning, construction, or the energy sector – awareness of the latest findings in your field is crucial if you hope to develop new innovations. This is where FIZ can help.

Rely on our Expertise.

FIZ Karlsruhe is a trusted partner for high-quality information in the area of energy research. We provide bibliographic indexes of the energy research conducted by the German government, as well as the latest news and project reports. Find the information you need – both quickly and easily.

The BINE Information Service – Energy Research for your Practical Needs

For many years the BINE Information Service has been a trusted source for information about the energy research conducted by the German government. The information contained in the database is curated with the practical needs of our customers in mind. The service is relied on by a wide range of actors in the energy sector, including architects, engineers, contractors, utility companies, as well as municipal and private investors. You can discover opportunities for receiving government subsidies and augment the reliability of your planning decisions. Get information tailored to your needs, with a practical focus – the BINE Information Service ( is powered by FIZ Karlsruhe on behalf of the German Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi).


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Websites on Energy Research: A Key Resource for Informed Decisions

FIZ Karlsruhe is responsible for the technical management of a number of government energy research websites that make use of BINE content. Our services benefit decision-makers in both the private and public sectors – from utility companies and construction firms to policymakers and local government officials.


A list of the energy research websites to which we contribute:


Energy information system:

  • the International Nuclear Information System (INIS), which is managed within the scope of an international partnership overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

FIZ Karlsruhe – Our Partnerships

  • FIZ Karlsruhe and BINE cooperate with a wide range of partners from the realms of business, academia, government, and politics in order to prepare and publish information in the area of energy and environmental research. More detailed information about our partnerships can be found here: Our Partnerships.