News Digest Item
08 Nov 2018

Government makes no progress in increasing building efficiency


It has become more uncertain than ever whether the government will manage to introduce financial incentives for the thermal insulation of buildings as promised in the coalition treaty, writes Klaus Stratmann in business daily Handelsblatt. A finance ministry reply shows that the government has barely done anything to get the proposal off the ground. The Green’s Julia Verlinden called the reply an “embarrassing declaration of bankruptcy”.

Read the article in German here.

For background on the role of efficiency in the Energiewende, read the dossier Taming the appetite for energy.

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