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.