News Digest Item
27 Jun 2018

Chimney sweepers’ association says over two thirds of German heating systems are out of date

dpa / Die Welt

The majority of Germany’s heating systems are older than 20 years and must be refurbished, the Federal Association of Chimney Sweepers says according to a dpa article carried by Die Welt. If heating systems older than 15 years are included, more than 70 percent of these systems are inefficient, the association said at its annual meeting. According to the chimney sweepers, Germany’s transition to a low-carbon economy cannot take place without the significant refurbishment of its heating systems. “There is no energy transition without a heating transition,” said association president Oswald Wilhelm.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.

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