Energy Efficiency Including Renovations of Buildings and NAPE Climate Measures Among the Biggest Items to Increase State Aid

Measures to increase energy-efficient renovations of buildings and energy efficiency in general as well as other measures included in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NAPE) are the biggest items aside from broadband expansion that increased state aid in the federal budget for 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) said. Government approved the ministries 25th report on state aid yesterday.

The report, which is submitted every two years, provides an overview on financial aid (Finanzhilfen) and tax relief (Steuervergünstigungen) granted by the German Federation in the period 2013 to 2016.

State aid increased from EUR 20.4 billion in 2013 to EUR 22.9 billion in 2016 due to the implementation of seven new forms of financial aid and the increase of existing aid, BMF said.

With regard to the rise of state aid by EUR 1.1 billion from 2015 to 2016 BMF identified broadband expansion as well as measures to increase energy efficient renovations of buildings and energy efficiency in general as well as other measures under NAPE as the main cost drivers. As the report shows (cf. pages 21/22) funding provided by the state-owned KfW development bank for energy efficient renovations of buildings leads the table of the 20 most important items of financial aid for the first time (so far this had been state aid for hard coal mining).

Regarding the various energy efficiency measures and further plans by the government for support, please see the blog posts below.

Source: Federal Ministry of Finance

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