|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Wind>Offshore, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Wind|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Large|
|Agency:||Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)|
|Funding:||2008: EUR 3.3 billion|
Germany's lower house of parliament has approved a package of legislative proposals, tabled by the federal government in December last year, to drive energy efficiency and renewable energy use.
In December 2007, fourteen draft laws were passed addressing most of the priorities in an ambitious national climate and energy programme agreed on in August 2007. The integrated climate and energy programme aims to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 per cent to 2020 compared with 1990 levels. The package focuses strongly on the building sector.
In June 2008, a second package of measures was passed. The central element of the plan is to double electricity generated by combined heat and power technology (CHP) to 25 per cent. The share of renewable electricity will also be increased to 20 per cent, especially through subsidising off-shore wind farm development. Other elements include a requirement for all buildings built after 2008 to have a component of heating generated from renewable sources. The market for consumer energy consumption metering (smart meters) will also be liberalised. The package includes approval for the construction of an 850 km underground grid to transport offshore wind energy to the countrys south.
The first package included:
The second package included:
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