Climate protection through energy efficiency II

Concept for increasing energy efficiency and using reduction potential of greenhouse gas emissions in industry, trades, commerce and services


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Duration April 2015 – Februar 2019 (I Phase: 2012 – 2015, II Phase: 2015 – 2019)

Project goals and results

The goal of the project is to develop a concept to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase energy efficiency in the sectors of industry, commerce, trade and services. This involves the examination of available instruments and the development of accompanying climate protection policy measures. The work focuses on examining the existing situation in terms of economic and fiscal burdens and relief for enterprises in the manufacturing industry, in relation to energy and climate policy regulations and their further development. This project builds on and follows directly from the results of the project ‘Climate protection through energy efficiency I: Concept for increasing energy efficiency especially by developing energy taxation and additional measures’.

In order for the results obtained to be integrated as quickly and effectively as possible into current political processes, an IREES employee is working directly on site in Berlin, in close coordination with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB – Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit). In addition to conceptual work results, within the framework of the project the BMUB is supported by a substantial amount of ad hoc work performed by the employee on site.

The ongoing results of the project – including the technical preliminary work on site in Berlin – assist the BMUB in the implementation of the Action Programme on Climate Protection, the creation of the Climate Action Plan 2050, and the support of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency.


Oliver Lösch
Oliver Lösch