NAPE position paper and climate protection action program 2020

Germany and the European Union (EU) have set their sights on ambitious energy and climate policy objectives that can be reached using modern technologies.

VDMA broadly supports the federal government's energy and climate policy objectives and calls for their ambitious implementation in Germany.

Key concerns of the capital goods industry at a glance:

  • Achieving energy and climate policy objectives by means of reliable and market-based instruments.
  • Ensuring that the continuous modernization and rejuvenation of power stations is transparent and integrated into the future development of the energy system.
  • Strengthening resource efficiency while taking conflicting goals into account.
  • Considering differences between consumer and capital goods.
  • Improving the energy efficiency in buildings while giving equal weight to all types of buildings (residential and non-residential buildings).
  • Examining existing support programs for increasing energy efficiency and transparency.
  • Extending the competitive tendering in the energy efficiency sector to the industrial heating sector as soon as possible.
  • Avoiding the use of individual national standards on labeling and ecodesign, but rather developing European policies and their implementation processes.


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