Energy efficiency now instead of waiting for the green gas

    150 150 Almut Bonhage

    Energy efficiency now instead of waiting for the green gas, says a group of leading scientists in Germany. They counter suggestions that a switch to green gas would be easy and could replace building renovation and investments in more efficient mobility and industrial production.

    Germany is set to fail its 2020 energy efficiency, only reaching it with a ten year delay. As a consequence it is falling short of climate targets and has to pay hefty fines. So far the government has not managed to step up energy efficiency actions and seems to talk up the opportunities of gas in the hope that one day it will be green. 
    According to the scientists green gas is more likely a nice technology, too expensive for everyday use and lacking adequate production capacities, which means that most green gas would need to be imported

    Expertendossier: EffizienteEnergiewendejetzt statt warten auf das grüne Gas (only in German)

    Deneff press release (in German)

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