Germany lags on energy efficiency
As the European Union sets itself more ambitious energy efficiency goals for 2030, Germany will miss its 2020 targets, writes Steven Hanke in Welt am Sonntag. “We will not reach the efficiency targets we have set ourselves for 2020 in this way,” said Ulrich Benterbusch, department head in the economy ministry. Economy and population growth, low wholesale prices for fossil energies and lagging energy-efficient modernisation of buildings are the main reasons, writes Hanke.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and efficiency and the article Govt energy transition commission calls for CO2 price, mobility action.