News Digest Item
01 Aug 2016

New support programmes for heating pumps and fuel-cell heaters

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

In an effort to promote energy efficiency in the heating sector, the federal economy ministry (BMWi) today started two programmes to support highly efficient heating pumps and fuel-cell heaters, according to a press release. “We are bringing energy efficiency into German boiler rooms on a large scale,” said economy minister Sigmar Gabriel. With up to two million heating pumps replaced and 200,000 heating systems optimised each year until 2020, the ministry aims at saving 1.8 million tons of CO2-emissions. Additionally, the ministry wants to establish stationary fuel-cell heaters in the market as a “future-oriented technology for the simultaneous generation of power and heat”, according to the press release.

Find the press release in German here.

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