News Digest Item
31 Mar 2017

“A waste of precious time for consumers and investors”


The Federation of German Industries (BDI) called the government's failure to reach a compromise on the GEG, a bill that would have modernised energy efficiency standards for German buildings, a “waste of precious time for consumers and investors.” In a press release, BDI board member Holger Lösch said investments in efficient retrofitting of buildings had declined by 8 percent in the past five years, while building stock kept expanding. He said regulations should be simplified and fiscal support schemes defined following the federal elections in September, and detailed a “ten-point plan” of measures the next government should take.

Find the BDI press release in German here.

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