News Digest Item
05 Jun 2018

In 2017, two-thirds of new residential buildings were wholly or partly heated by renewables


Heating systems that use renewable energies were installed in 65 percent of the just under 110,100 new residential buildings completed in Germany in 2017, writes the Federal Statistical Office in a press release. Forty-three percent of new buildings used renewables as their main energy source, ranking renewables the second most used primary energy source after gas (47 percent).

Find the press release in English here, and a longer version in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.

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