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Germany: New rules on energy from Jan-1-2017

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The following new rules on energy apply in Germany starting from 1 January 2017 and onwards:

 

  1. Funding for renewables determined by competitive auctions;
  2. Combined heat and power generation to be further expanded;
  3. Chimney sweeps to issue a new label for heating systems;
  4. The energy efficiency label for TVs is revised based on improved energy efficiency;
  5. Range hoods to become more efficient; 
  6. Metal-halide and mercury-vapour lamps banned.

Further information can be found at the links provided below.