Brief Cutting Carbon Costs: Learning from Germany's Energy Saving Program
Anne Power, Monika Zulauf
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Germany is leading the way in developing "green" technologies and has the most ambitious energy-saving program in Europe, aiming for a 30 percent reduction in energy usage by 2020, and a 30-percent renewable energy share, consisting mainly of biomass, wind, and solar. Germany's experience - its success and lessons learned - provide a solid evidence base from which nations like the United States can "leapfrog" Europe, and tackle even more pressing energy and climate change demands through deliberate public and private action.

Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Climate change, disasters, and community resilience Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Federal urban policies Planning for climate change Decarbonization and greenhouse gas reduction
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center