Promoting Renewable District Heating – Seven Policy Recommendations


The heating transition is an indispensable building block to achieve climate neutrality. The long investment cycles in this area, coupled with the high risk of carbon lock-in, make it particularly important to act quickly. This also applies to district heating. Germany and the EU must urgently abandon the complex system of subsidies in favour of fossil heat that is currently in place. Environmental Action Germany (DUH) makes in this paper seven recommendations to government that can make district heating a pioneer in decarbonising building heat.

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