News Digest Item
31 Mar 2017

“Severe setback for energy transition in the heating sector”


The German Energy agency (dena) says it regrets that the government failed to reach a compromise on the GEG, a bill that would have modernised energy efficiency standards for German buildings. In a press release, dena head Andreas Kuhlmann called the coalition’s disagreement "a severe setback for energy transition in the heating sector” which showed politicians lacked understanding of the heating sector’s importance to the energy transition. The law would not only have brought standards in line with EU regulation, but also given the construction sector better planning security, Kuhlmann said.

Find the dena press release in German here

See the CLEW article State Secretary sees efficient sector-coupling gaining ground post-election for more information.

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