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dena 2015 Report on Energy Efficiency of Buildings: Private Households Paid More Than € 50 Billion in Energy Costs

The 2015 report on energy efficiency by the German Energy Agency (dena) provides comprehensive data on the energy efficiency of the 18.6 million residential buildings in Germany as well as, for the first time, on the roughly 3 million non-residential buildings.

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Germany Energy Agency: New 10 Billion Investment Programme to Be Used for Tax Incentives for Energy-Efficient Renovations

Tax incentives for energy-efficient renovations of buildings should be part of the EUR 10 billion investment programme the government announced last week, the Alliance for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (geea), which is steered by the German Energy Agency (dena) demanded.

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Dena/Power-to-Gas Working Group: Hydrogen and Methane Derived from Renewables Should be Considered Renewable Fuels

The German Energy Agency dena and the working group Power-to-Gas, which dena launched, demand changes to a bill amending the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) so as to recognise hydrogen and methane derived from renewable energy sources as  biofuels. This was presently not the case, putting hydrogen and methane at a disadvantage compared to other biogenic fuels, dena says.

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New Regulations for Heat Supply Contract in Rented Apartments

Since May a new provision in the German Civil Code (BGB), Section 556 c BGB, sets out the requirements under which tenants have to bear the costs for heat supplied under a heat supply contracting agreement entered into by the landlord. On 1 July a corresponding Heat Supply Ordinance (Wärmelieferverordnung – WärmeLV) became effective. It further specifies the BGB requirements.

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Energiewende Index: Sentiment Towards Energy Transformation Deteriorates Again

The mood concerning the energy transformation (Energiewende) towards a renewable energy supply has deteriorated again by 1.6 points, compared with the first quarter reaching a new low of 94.2 points (on scale of 0 to 200),  the German Energy Agency (dena) says. The agency compiles the quarterly Energiewende Index together with Ernst & Young, polling companies, towns and cities and associations. Especially utilities have falling expectations, while grid operators’ expectations rise against the trend.

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Dena Makes Interactive Map with Power-to-Gas Projects Available Online

The German Energy Agency (dena) has made an interactive map available online, showing “power-to-gas” projects in Germany and their current status. Dena recently launched the internet portal “Power to Gas”.

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Factsheet on e-Highway2050 Project Available in English

A 4-page factsheet on the e-Highway2050 project is available in English, the German Energy Agency (dena) informed. The e-Highway2050 project is aimed at developing a methodology to support the planning of the Pan-European Transmission Network, focusing on 2020 to 2050, to ensure the reliable delivery of renewable electricity and pan-European market integration.

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Two New Studies on Costs, Benefits and Results of Energy-Efficient Renovations

Two new studies by the state-owned development bank KfW and by the German Energy Agency (dena) provided new information on the costs, benefits and results of energy efficient renovations. They show that while the envisaged energy savings are almost always met (dena study), investment costs are high and are not always offset by the energy savings (KfW study). Especially the KfW study received a lot of media coverage over the Easter holidays.

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Overhaul of Internet Portal “Efficient Energy Systems”

The German Energy Agency announced an overhaul of the internet portal “effiziente-energiesysteme.de” on efficient energy systems. The site strives to provide information drawn from various sources to inform stakeholders and other interested parties about the German energy policy shift (Energiewende) towards a renewable energy supply, thus facilitating the exchange of information between market players for the benefit of the Energiewende.

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FAZ: Criticism from Energy Sector Concerning New Support Programme for Solar Storage Systems

There was criticism from the energy sector concerning a new support programme for solar storage systems that is supposed to be launched in March, the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes. FAZ quotes inter alia the heads of the the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) and the German Energy Agency (dena). In a separate interview with the newspaper, dena’s Stephan Kohler criticised (again) that grid expansion did not keep pace with the rapid renewables growth leading to high avoidable costs.

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