Code
Sector
Title
Status
Type
Starting Year
Description (Open PDF)
Household
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1977
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1977
Household
Environmental Label "Blue Angel" (Umweltzeichen "Blauer Engel")
Ongoing
Information/Education
1977
Household
Energy Consultancy and Energy Checks of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Energieberatung und Energie-Checks der Verbraucherzentralen Bundesverband (vzbv)
Ongoing
Financial
1978
Household
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1982
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1984
Household
On-site energy consultation (BAFA Vor-Ort-Beratung)
Ongoing
Financial
1991
Household
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1994
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1995
Household
EU-related: Energy Labelling of Household Appliances (Directive 92/75/EC) - Energy Consumption Labelling Ordinance (Energieverbrauchskennzeichnungsverordnung)
Completed
Legislative/Informative
1998
Household
Market Incentive Programme for Renewable Energies in Heat Market (Marktanreizprogramm für erneuerbare Energien im Wärmemarkt– MAP)
Ongoing
Financial
1999
Household
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive 2002/91/EC) - Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung - EnEV )
Completed
Legislative/Informative, Legislative/Normative
2002
Household
Energy Efficiency Campaign (Initiative EnergieEffizienz)
Ongoing
Information/Education
2002
Household
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive 2002/91/EC) - Energy certificates for buildings (Energieausweise für Gebäude)
Completed
Legislative/Informative
2008
Household
KfW Energy-efficient Construction (“Energieeffizientes Bauen”)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Household
Energy efficiency checks for low-income households (Caritas)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Household
Replenishment of the KfW programmes for energy-efficient construction and renovation (Aufstockung KfW-Gebäudeprogramme)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Household
Smart Metering
Ongoing
Legislative/Informative
2010
Household
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings EPBD Recast (Directive 2010/31/EU) - Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung-EnEV) - revision 2013-2014
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2014
Household
Quality assurance and the optimization of existing energy consultation
Ongoing
Financial
2015
Household
Upgrading the CO2 Building Renovation Programme
Ongoing
Financial
2015
Household
Further development of Energy savings ordinance 2014
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2015
Household
Climate – friendly building and housing strategy
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2015
Household
National Top Runner Initiative (NTRI)
Proposed(advanced)
Information/Education
2016
Tertiary
Top Runner Strategy
Ongoing
Legislative/Informative
Tertiary
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1977
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1977
Tertiary
Environmental Label "Blue Angel" (Umweltzeichen "Blauer Engel")
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
1977
Tertiary
Heating Installation Ordinance of 1978/1982
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1979
Tertiary
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1982
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1984
Tertiary
KfW Environmental Protection Programme (KfW-Umweltprogramm)
Ongoing
Financial
1984
Tertiary
Small-Scale Combustion Plant Ordinance (Kleinfeuerungsanlagenverordnung)
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
1988
Tertiary
Thermal Insulation Ordinance (Wärmeschutzverordnung) of 1994
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1995
Tertiary
ERP Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Programme (ERP-Umwelt- und Energieeffizienzprogramm)
Ongoing
Financial
1995
Tertiary
ECO Managment and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
1996
Tertiary
Ecological Tax Reform (Energy and Electricity Tax) (Ökologische Steuerreform – Energie und Stromsteuer)
Ongoing
Cross-cutting with sector-specific characteristics
1999
Tertiary
Market Incentive Programme for Renewable Energies in Heat Market (Marktanreizprogramm für erneuerbare Energien im Wärmemarkt– MAP)
Ongoing
Financial
1999
Tertiary
Voluntary Agreement on CHP (Selbstverpflichtung der Wirtschaft zur Förderung der KWK)
Ongoing
Co-operative Measures
2001
Tertiary
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive 2002/91/EC) - Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung - EnEV)
Completed
Legislative/Normative
2002
Tertiary
Heat Power Cogeneration Act (Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetz)
Ongoing
Financial
2002
Tertiary
Energy Efficiency Campaign (Initiative EnergieEffizienz)
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
2005
Tertiary
Special fund for energy efficiency in SME's (Sonderfonds Energieeffizienz in KMU)
Ongoing
Financial
2008
Tertiary
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive 2002/91/EC) - Energy Certificates for buildings (Energieausweise für Gebäude)
Completed
Legislative/Informative
2008
Tertiary
Stimulus programme for the promotion of climate protection measures in commercial cooling installations (Impulsprogramm Kälteanlagen)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Tertiary
EU-related: Ecodesign Directive for Energy-using Products (Directive 2005/32/EC) - Eco-Design of Energy-using Products (Energiebetriebene-Produkte-Gesetz - EBPG)
Completed
Legislative/Informative
2009
Tertiary
Investment pact between federal and state governments and municipalities to modernize the social infrastructure (Investitionspakt von Bund, Ländern und Kommunen zur Modernizierung der sozialen Infrastruktur)
Completed
Financial
2009
Tertiary
KfW investment programmes in municipalities and social facilities - IKK Energy-Efficient Renovation (IKK Energetische Stadtsanierung Energieeffizient Sanieren )
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Tertiary
KfW investment programmes in municipalities and social facilities - IKU — Energy-Related Urban Renewal — Energy-Efficient Renovation (IKU Energetische Stadtsanierung Energieeffizient Sanieren)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Tertiary
KfW-IKK-Programme for Energy Efficient Urban Lighting (KfW-IKK-Programm zur energieeffizienten Stadtbeleuchtung )
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Tertiary
Measures of the Agricultural Bank to Support Investments in Energy Efficiency(Maßnahmen der Landwirtschaftlichen Rentenbank zur Förderung von Investitionen in Energieeffizienz)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Tertiary
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings EPBD Recast (Directive 2010/31/EU) - Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung-EnEV) - revision 2014
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2009
Tertiary
Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energies in the Heat Sector - Heat Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Wärmegesetz - EEWärmeG)
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2009
Tertiary
Smart Metering
Ongoing
Legislative/Informative
2010
Tertiary
EU-related: Recast Ecodesign Directive for Energy-related Products (Directive 2009/125/EC) - Eco-Design of Energy-using products (Energiebetriebene-Produkte-Gesetz - EBPG)
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2011
Tertiary
EU-related: Energy Performance of Buildings EPBD Recast (Directive 2010/31/EU) - Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung - EnEV) 2012
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2012
Tertiary
Upgrading the CO2 Building Renovation Programme
Ongoing
Financial
2015
Tertiary
Climate – friendly building and housing strategy
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2015
Industry
Environmental Label Blue Angel (Umweltzeichen Blauer Engel)
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
1978
Industry
Heating Installations Ordinance (Heizungsanlagenverordnung) of 1978/82
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1979
Industry
Large-Scale Combustion Plant Ordinance (Grossfeuerungsanlagenverordnung)
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
1983
Industry
Small-Scale Combustion Plant Ordinance (Kleinfeuerungsanlagenverordnung)
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
1988
Industry
Heating Installations Ordinance of 1994 (Heizungsanlagenverordnung)
Completed
Legislative/Normative
1994
Industry
Voluntary agreement with German industry I (Erklärung der deutschen Wirtschaft zur Klimavorsorge I)
Completed
Co-operative Measures
1995
Industry
ERP Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Programme (ERP-Umwelt- und Energieeffizienzprogramm)
Ongoing
Financial
1995
Industry
Market Incentive Programme for Renewable Energies in Heat Market (Marktanreizprogramm für erneuerbare Energien im Wärmemarkt– MAP)
Ongoing
Financial
1999
Industry
EU-related: Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (Directive 2003/96/EC) - Ecological tax reform (Oekologische Steuerreform)
Ongoing
Cross-cutting with sector-specific characteristics
1999
Industry
Voluntary agreement with German industry II (Erklärung der deutschen Wirtschaft zur Klimavorsorge II)
Ongoing
Co-operative Measures
2000
Industry
Voluntary Agreement on CHP (Selbstverpflichtung der Wirtschaft zur Förderung der KWK)
Ongoing
Co-operative Measures
2001
Industry
KfW Energy Efficiency/Environmental Programme (KfW-Energieeffizienz/Umweltprogramm)
Ongoing
Financial
2003
Industry
Energy Efficiency Campaign (Initiative EnergieEffizienz)
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
2005
Industry
Special fund for energy efficiency in SME´s (Sonderfonds Energieeffizienz in KMU)
Completed
Financial
2008
Industry
BMWi Efficiency Fund: Promotion of energy-efficient cross-cutting technologies in SMEs / promotion of energy-efficient and climate-friendly production processes
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Industry
KfW Renewable Energies Programme (Standard / Premium)
Ongoing
Financial
2009
Industry
KfW Energy consultations for SMEs (Energieberatung Mittelstand)
Ongoing
Financial
2012
Industry
Promotion of energy management systems (EMS) under the Energy Efficiency Fund (Förderung von Energiemanagementsystemen im Rahmen des Energieeffizienzfonds)
Ongoing
Financial
2013
Industry
Funding for energy performance contracting (including default guarantees)
Ongoing
Financial
2014
Industry
Upgrading KfW energy efficiency programmes for Industry (Weiterentwicklung der KfW-Energieeffizienzprogramme)
Ongoing
Financial
2015
Industry
Energy audit obligation for non-SMEs (Energieauditpflicht für Nicht-KMU)
Ongoing
Legislative/Informative
2015
Transport
Conversion of flat mileage rate to distance rate (Verkehrsmittelunabhängige Entfernungspauschale)
Ongoing
Fiscal
2001
Transport
Improving the infrastructure for using bicycles
Ongoing
Financial
2002
Transport
Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2003 (Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2003)
Ongoing
Infrastructure
2003
Transport
Fuel Quality Ordinance
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2007
Transport
EU-related: Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (Directive 2003/96/EC) - Ecological Tax Reform (Energy and Electricity Tax) (Ökologische Steuerreform – Energie und Stromsteuer)
Ongoing
Fiscal
2007
Transport
EU-related: Promotion of Biofuels or other Renewable Fuels for Transport (Directive 2003/30/EC) - Biofuel Quota Act
Completed
Legislative/Normative
2007
Transport
Biomass Sustainability Ordinance
Ongoing
Legislative/Normative
2008
Transport
Campaign “ich und mein auto. Clever fahren, Sprit sparen” (“me and my car. Driving smart, Saving gas”)
Ongoing
Information/Education/Training
2008
Transport
Aktionsprogramm Mobilitätsmanagement (Promoting mobility, communication and city logistics)
Ongoing
Co-operative Measures , Infrastructure
2008
Transport
Statutaory Ordinance on Hydrogenation of vegetable oil
Unknown
Legislative/Normative
2010
Transport
Federal-procurement initiative for Electro-mobility
Ongoing
Financial, Unknown
2015
Transport
Making freight transport climate – friendly
Ongoing
Infrastructure, Unknown
2015
Transport
Making passenger transport climate - friendly
Ongoing
Infrastructure
2015
Transport
Increased use of electric drives in vehicles
Ongoing
Co-operative Measures
2015
General cross-cutting
KfW Energy Efficiency/Environmental Programme (KfW-Energieeffizienz/Umweltprogramm)
Financial Measures
2003
General cross-cutting
National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) of the Federal Republic of Germany
General Energy Efficiency / Climate Change / Renewable Programmes
2008