News Digest Item
26 Jun 2017

“Thermal insulation to be supported by tax incentives”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Deutsche Welle

The German government plans to introduce new tax incentives for building insulation, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The newspaper has learned that Chancellor Angela Merkel and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks propose subsidies, and the Finance Ministry is open to the idea. Merkel said the insulation subsidies would help tackle the "low hanging fruit" in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Read the article in German here, and a Deutsche Welle article in English here.

Find background in the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.

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