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Energy saving programs in Germany: an unsung success story
by Dyah Okty Moerpratiwi | 05-03-2012 16:57 0 recommendations
An objective of 30% energy savings for Europe?s pioneer
Although Germany has already managed to reach 20% of renewable energy in its energy mix (18% in 2009 according to Enerdata), the nation distinguishes itself from its European neighbors with a particularly ambitious energy savings goal. By setting a 30% objective for the reduction of energy demand, Germany intends to surpass the other EU member states.
Is it too soon to proclaim the ?German miracle? of energy savings? Germany?s model remains rather anonymous, despite having obtained very tangible results since its 2006 inception.
The three pillars of Germany?s energy efficiency initiative
The German approach is based on three pillars, progressively put into place since 2002, whose cornerstone legislation is the Energy Conservation Act of 2002.
The three pillars:
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