News Digest Item
13 Oct 2017

Business associations call for tax relief for building insulation

German Energy Agency (dena) / Federation of German Industries (BDI) / Utility association (BDEW) / German Trade Union Association (DGB) and others

A broad alliance of German business associations wants the incoming government to give building insulation a boost with tax relief in order to cut emissions. The associations said corresponding measures should be included in the coalition treaty, and be implemented swiftly. “We must finally mobilise the large CO2 and energy saving potential of buildings so Germany can reach its ambitious climate targets.” Buildings still account for more than 30 percent of Germany’s emissions.

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.

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