“Waiting for efficiency”
The planned law on energy efficiency in public buildings will be further delayed due to disagreements within the government coalition of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD), writes Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. “Buildings are key for climate protection. They produce 30 percent of German CO₂ emissions,” writes Stratmann. The current draft obliges the federal, as well as state and municipal governments to invest more in the energy efficiency of their buildings, but does not cover private buildings.
Read the article in German here.
For more information read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.