G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

Germany

Description: The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) laid down a final energy saving objective of at least 9.6% in 2016 compared to 2008, i.e. 231 TWh.
In September 2010 the Government adopted the "Energy Concept", which includes energy efficiency as a key issue. It establishes both ambitious targets and specific measures for their achievement. From the perspective of the economy as a whole, primary energy consumption shall be reduced by 20% until 2020 and by 50% until 2050, both compared to 2008. Electricity consumption should be cut by 10% until 2020 and by 25% until 2050, again compared with 2008. In addition, the Energy Concept includes the following sectoral energy efficiency targets: a building renovation rate doubled from about 1% to 2%, heating requirements reduced by 20% until 2020 and a primary energy demand reduced by 80% by 2050; in the transport sector final consumption should be reduced by about 10% by 2020 and by 40% by 2050 (compared to 2005).
National energy efficiency target: NEEAP laid down a final energy saving objective of at least 9.6% in 2016 compared to 2008, i.e. 231 TWh.
Target year: 2016
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research