News Digest Item
26 Sep 2016

“Homemade climate protection”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

German climate targets for the building sector are in danger because many house owners shy away from modernising their buildings to meet higher energy standards due to the costs involved, writes Ralph Diermann in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. The real estate industry opposes stricter regulations as current standards were already “one of the biggest cost drivers”, according to Axel Gedaschko, president of housing industry associations GdW. The German federal government plans to funnel existing legislation into one ‘Building Energy Law”, writes Diermann.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.

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