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  • Submitted by: Germany
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Germany
  • Date of completion: 2009
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Renewable Energies Heat Act
Description/achievement of initiative

Source: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany


The new Renewable Energies Heat Act entered into force on 1 January 2009. It stipulates that owners of new buildings must cover part of their heat supply with renewable energies. This applies to residential and non-residential buildings for which a building application or construction notification was submitted after 1 January 2009.

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