News Digest Item
04 May 2018

Government drops promised support for buildings’ heat insulation in budget draft


Contrary to the German government coalition's promise of financial support for the insulation of buildings, the finance ministry’s budget draft for 2019 does not mention the issue, reports Klaus Stratmann in business daily Handelsblatt. The German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) told the paper that giving up on such a central issue to the energy transition was a damning indictment of the government’s policy. The heat insulation of buildings has been lagging behind government targets for years.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the dossier Taming the Appetite for Energy.

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