Scientific analyses energy efficiency BMU

Scientific advice to the BMU in the form of short papers on questions of climate policy measures, in particular with regard to energy efficiency in the industrial, GHD and building sectors. Support of the BMU in the conceptual design of the “decarbonization in the industry” funding programme. Three expert workshops.


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

Duration May 2019 – December 2023


Increasing energy efficiency in all demand sectors is a central and necessary component of any political strategy to achieve climate protection goals. It also contributes to maintaining international competitiveness.

In the meantime, it has become clear that not only will it hardly be possible to achieve the national 2020 climate protection target, but that the efficiency policy targets in particular, such as reducing primary energy consumption by 20% by 2020 compared with 2008, will probably be missed by a considerable margin. Irrespective of the reasons for these developments, which are not in line with the targets, there is a need to initiate ambitious, more far-reaching measures. This is also set out in the coalition agreement of March 2018 in the form of the federal government’s energy efficiency strategy to be developed. To this end, the NAPE is to be further developed on the basis of the results of the Green Paper on Energy Efficiency, which has been available since 2016, and under the guiding principle “Efficiency First”. The development of the federal government’s energy efficiency strategy runs parallel to the implementation of the Climate Protection Plan 2050 through the interdepartmental “Measuremeantprogramme 2030”, which is designed to ensure that the sector goals of the Climate Protection Plan are achieved through the implementation of concrete measures. Against this background, national energy efficiency policy must make a key contribution to achieving the medium- and long-term climate protection policy goals, so there is a need for scientific advice from the client (BMU). This project focuses on the sectors of industry, commerce, trade, services (GHD) and buildings.
Advisory services for BMU are provided in the form of evaluation papers and short studies, in addition to which a series of specialist workshops are held.

Tasks of IREES

  • Overall project management, coordination of the consortium
    Participation in WP1 “Climate protection in the energy efficiency strategy of the Federal Government”
  • Work package management WP2 “Climate protection and energy efficiency in industry and GHD
    Collaboration in WP3 “Climate protection and energy efficiency in buildings”.
  • Work package management WP4 “Three expert workshops in the fields of climate protection and energy efficiency in industry, GHD and the building sector”.

Project Partner

  • Fraunhofer ISI
  • Öko-Institut


Oliver Lösch
Oliver Lösch
Jana Deurer
Jana Deurer