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22 Nov 2017

Need more focus on energy transition in heating - business associations

German Association of Local Utilities (VKU) / Renewable Energies Agency (AEE)

The German Association of Local Utilities (VKU) and the Renewable Energies Agency (AEE) have called for an increased focus on energy transition in heating to enable Germany to reach its emissions reduction targets. “Unlike in the power market, the share of renewables in the heating sector stagnates, despite the availability of efficient technologies”, said AEE Managing Director Philipp Vohrer in a joint VKU-AEE press release. All municipalities in Germany have enormous potential, he said. VKU head Katherina Reiche added that the local utilities that operate their own heating grids were key to the transition’s success.

Read the joint press statement in German here.

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

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