News Digest Item
22 Jan 2019

“Simplify support programmes”

Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)

Progress in modernising Germany’s buildings to save energy is slow partly because of a confusing array of available support, according to a study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW). “At present, the country boasts 3,350 support schemes to conserve energy in buildings. To advance the Energiewende, the system urgently needs simplifying,” the IW states in a press release. “Many schemes simply don’t reach the market,” explains IW real estate expert Ralph Henger.

Find the press release in German here.   

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

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