Climate protection package - Measures for a green future

The German Bundesklimaschutzgesetz was adopted by the Federal Government in December 2019. 

Many homeowners are unsure of the impact of the so-called "climate package" on their existing heating system. With an environmentally friendly heat pump, you are always on the safe side.

Aims and measures

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, all signatory countries have committed to significantly reducing all CO2 emissions in order to curb global warming and halt climate change.

Due to this, the German Bundesklimaschutzgesetz was passed at the end of 2019 and thus forms the legal basis for the implementation of climate protection measures in Germany. 

CO2 pricing

This mainly affects energy and heat generation and traffic.  Starting in 2021, the National Emissions Trading Scheme will start with a fixed-price system, which means that the price per tonne of CO2 is politically fixed. Certificates are sold to companies that place heating fuels on the market. These companies require a certificate as a pollution law for every tonne of CO2 caused by the consumption of the substances. The costs incurred will, of course, be passed on to the consumer. This means that fossil fuels such as heating oil, gasoline or diesel are becoming more and more expensive in the long term.

The CO2 price will initially be 25 euros from January. After that, the price will gradually rise to up to 65 euros per tonne in 2025. After that, the price is regulated by the trading of the certificates. 

According to calculations by the Federal Environment Agency, however, the emission of one tonne of COcurrently costs around 640 euros.  






Climate neutrality from 2050

Probably the federal government's biggest goal is climate neutrality by 2050. This means not producing more CO2 than can be bound by nature. 

This affects all sectors, from industry to the private household. In order to achieve the goal of an almost climate-neutral building stock by 2050, ambitious new construction standards, long-term renovation strategies for the building stock as well as the gradual abandonment of fossil heating systems are prerequisites.

For new buildings, therefore, the near-zero energy building standard, which will apply from 2021, will be gradually further developed in order to achieve a new construction standard in the medium term that is almost climate-neutral. A new installation of heating systems that use renewable energy efficiently will then be significantly more attractive compared to heating systems with fossil fuels.


Federal funding for efficient buildings

From 2021, all existing funding programs will be pooled and simplified.

Since 01.01.2020 there are also even more attractive funding opportunities. For example, you will receive 35% of the gross investment costs in the new building and 45% of the gross investment costs when replacing your old oil heating system as a government subsidy.

All information on funding 2020

What does the climate protection package mean for house and heating?

More than 35% of all heating systems in Germany are over 20 years of age. As a result, the existing heaters are technically outdated and consume many times more energy than necessary. 

Buildings are among the largest CO2 producers in Germany. According to the German Umweltbundesamt, about a quarter of CO2 emissions are generated by heat generation for heating and domestic hot water preparation. Another component of the climate package is the ban on oil heating from 2026, which means that oil heating is no longer permitted in buildings where more climate-friendly heat generation is possible. A general ban on heating with oil is not provided for in the climate protection package. This means that all installed oil heaters may continue to operate. However, oil boilers that are more than 30 years old still need to be replaced. There are some exceptions to this. However, if you want to do something good for the climate and future generations, you can solve this problem with a modern heat pump heating system. By using eco-electricity, a heat pump can even be operated completely CO2-neutrally.

Since 01.01.2020, it is worth choosing an environmentally friendly heat pump twice, due to adapted conveying guidelines. For example, you will receive 35% of the gross investment costs in the new building and 45% of the gross investment costs as a government subsidy when replacing your old oil heating system. Together with your specialist partner and our alpha innotec Förderservice Plus, you secure the maximum funding for your project.


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