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18 Oct 2017

Energy transition in building sector should not just focus on electrification - study

German Energy Agency (dena)

The energy transition in the building sector can be implemented most efficiently without a focus on any one technology, writes the German Energy Agency in a joint study with several associations and companies. “All available efficiency technologies must be used. Too strong a focus on electrifying heating supply would lead to high costs and an increased need for retrofitting,” said dena head Andreas Kuhlmann. Dena examined different scenarios for the transformation of the building sector and compared factors such as costs, energy imports and infrastructure needs. Additional action was needed in the sector for Germany to reach its climate targets, writes dena.

Find the press release in German here and the study in German here.

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

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