“Millions of euros for climate protection remain untapped”
In 2016, the German government spent only 1.6 billion euros of its 2.4-billion-euro Energy and Climate Fund on projects to save energy, according to an unreleased finance ministry report, seen by Berliner Morgenpost. “The economy ministry simply let 800 million euros for energy efficiency lapse,” said Green Party budget expert Anja Hajduk. The federal government said that some programmes only started in 2016 and are thus in the initial phase, writes the Berliner Morgenpost.
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For more information, see the CLEW article Government lacks overview of Energiewende costs - auditors and the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.