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Amended Energy Savings Ordinance Enters into Force on 1 May 2014

The latest amendment of the Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV) will enter into force on 1 May 2014. It tightens requirements for new buildings as of 2016 and improves the quality of energy certificates to the benefit of tenants and buyers of buildings. A limited number of new requirements apply to existing buildings.

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Government Adopts Amendment of Energy Savings Ordinance Accepting Federal Council Conditions

The incumbent government accepted the changes to the bill amending the Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV), the Bundesrat (Federal Council) demanded last Friday and adopted the bill in the amended form. It includes stricter requirements for the exchange of heating boilers.

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Bundesrat Approves Amendment of Energy Savings Ordinance – On Numerous Conditions

Last Friday the Federal Council (Bundesrat) approved an amendment of the Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV), but only subject to a large number of conditions. They are supposed to increase the transparency of the energy-related data of buildings and reducing bureaucracy.

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Federal Cabinet Adopts Amendments of Energy Savings Act and Energy Savings Ordinance

Yesterday the German government adopted amendments of the Energy Savings Act (EnEG) and of the Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV). The ordinances intend to tighten the energy savings requirements for new buildings.

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Proposals for Amendments of Energy Savings Act and Ordinance Sent Out for Review by Trade Associations

The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) has sent the drafts for a bill amending the Energy Savings Act (EnEG) and an amendment of the Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV) to the trade sector associations for review (so-called Verbändeanhörung).

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Dena Expects 20% Electricity Price Increase by 2020

Many electricity suppliers have announced to raise their prices at the end of the year. The German Energy Agency (dena) understands this as a sign for a long-term trend due to the German energy turnaround and assumes that electricity prices will increase by 20% by 2020. Continue reading ‘Dena Expects 20% Electricity Price Increase by 2020’

Energy Turnaround Schedule

Further details of the legislative schedule for Germany’s post-Fukushima energy turnaround are emerging. As reported by different newspapers and magazines,  the Federal Cabinet is planning to decide about its energy package on 6 June 2011. The energy package shall contain major amendments of 7 statutes and 1 ordinance. If everything goes according to plan, the Federal Council (Bundesrat) shall pass its final vote on the amendments on 8 July 2011 during its last ordinary session before the summer recess.

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Energy Performance Certificates Confusing for Consumers

Energy performance certificates which rate the energy efficiency of buildings are potentially more confusing than helpful for consumers, says the newspaper Welt.

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New Energy Savings Ordinance 2009 Enters into Force 1 October 2009

The 2009 Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung – EnEV 2009) will enter into force on 1 October 2009.  It will tighten the requirements concerning the energy consumption for all building projects that are subject to approval.  Continue reading ‘New Energy Savings Ordinance 2009 Enters into Force 1 October 2009’