Energy Efficiency

Colorful bar chart showing degree of energy savings; Source: JiSIGN - Fotolia.com

Increase production, reduce consumption! Even today, there is hardly any other country which uses its energy as carefully as Germany. We have made surprising achievements: Whereas our economic output has increased significantly over a period of 20 years, our energy consumption has declined in the same period. With constructive political support, energy efficiency in Germany can become a real catalyst for growth and prosperity.

National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency

The National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (NAPE) is a comprehensive strategy for sustainably reducing our energy consumption.

Green Paper on Energy Efficiency

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has introduced the "Green Paper on Energy Efficiency" to define a medium to long-term energy efficiency strategy with a time horizon until 2050.

EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) requires member states to engage in activities to improve energy efficiency.

Energy Consulting and Funding

The Federal Government operates a raft of consulting and funding programmes to reduce energy consumption.

Product Energy Efficiency

Colour-coded efficiency scales visualise the energy consumption of products and help customers choose energy-efficient products.

Fuel Efficiency Labelling for Passenger Cars

The colour-coded CO2 efficiency scale compares a vehicle's CO2 efficiency to other models.

Energy Efficiency Platform

The Energy Efficiency Platform develops strategies with relevant stakeholders and aims to infuse new energy into the push for energy efficiency in Germany.

Initiative for Energy Efficiency Networks

The nationwide introduction of energy efficiency networks aims to make a significant contribution to combating climate change and improving energy efficiency.