Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:

12 April 2011 (amendment effective since 1 May 2012);

28 July 2011 (amendment effective since 1 January 2012);

22 December 2011 (amendment effective since 1 April 2012)

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Solar Thermal, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Geothermal>Heat, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Heating and Cooling
Agency:Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Enforcement:The proper authority for enforcing the law will be decided on individually by the respective German federal state; the penalties will be enforced according to the rules of the Act on Regulatory Offences (Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz - OWiG)
Funding:up to EUR 50,000
Evaluation:Stipulated by the law through 2011, then every 4 years. Last evaluation report:
Penalty:EUR 50,000

The Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG) aims to contribute to increasing renewable energies’ share in final energy consumption for heating and cooling to 14% by 2020. To that end the Act stipulates that owners of certain categories of buildings must cover part of their heating and cooling supply with renewable energies. 

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