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Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWrmeG)

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2008
The regulatory core of the Act comprises the statutory obligation to cover a percentage of heat demand from energy from renewable sources. The percentage involved depends on the type of energy used and ranges from 15% for solar energy to 50% for biofuel. However, the obligation to meet heat demand using renewables may be replaced by other measures, e.g., high-performance CHP plants.
 It is hoped that the share of renewables in heat supply will be increased from the current 6.6% to 14% in 2020. An annual EUR500m (USD 627.5m) in funding will be made available up to 2012 to promote energy efficiency in buildings.


  • 14% final energy consumption for heat and cooling from renewables by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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