New Federal Government can push the energy transition forward at a faster pace – dena and Becker Büttner Held present package of measures

In cooperation with the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH), the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur – dena) published a discussion paper today with 14 immediate measures which are to accelerate the energy transition and climate protection.

Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of the German Energy Agency dena and Prof. Dr. Ines Zenke, partner of Becker Büttner Held state: “The new Federal Government is facing the task of the century, i.e. to achieve our target at national level in order to meet the global climate change goals. The coalition agreement presented is heading in the right direction. In addition to smart plans, we now also need dynamism and courage. With this paper, we would like to present a streamlined and constructive proposal for specific measures to quickly implement the new coalition agreement”.

The measures aim at expanding the use of renewable energy, removing obstacles to sector coupling and enabling new initiatives in towns and municipalities. “Many tasks are complicated and require a longer preparation,“ says Kuhlmann. “In our dena pilot study Towards Climate Neutrality (Aufbruch Klimaneutralität), we recently identified 84 tasks; a number of other stakeholders have made similarly comprehensive proposals. We looked at this portfolio and identified measures that have a quick impact and help rebuild trust in the process”, he adds.

“It is clear that the transformation to climate neutrality has to succeed by 2045. The legislator must make every effort to remove any obstacles and unnecessary barriers. The industry, the energy supply companies and the consumers may expect decisive action from the new Federal Government. The content of the present coalition agreement constitutes a good basis for the work of the Government which is about to start. The 14 measures we have identified fit well into the government programme as implementation proposals to speed up the energy transition,” says Zenke.

Becker Büttner Held is a leading provider of advisory services for energy and infrastructure companies and their customers. Energy and supply companies, particularly public utilities, municipalities and local authorities, industrial companies and international groups are among its core clients. BBH advises these and many other companies and organisations in all legal matters and also assists them with business and strategic advice.

Press contact at dena:

Sebastian Boie
Deputy Press Officer
Phone: +49 (0)30 66 777 - 168

Press and media contact at BBH:

Manuel Schrepfer                                         
Deputy Head of Public Relations and Information Management               
Phone: +49 (0)30 611 28 40 - 712                                           

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