Solar roofs in Freiburg
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Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) has compiled a list of immediate measures for stricter climate protection.
The twelve-point paper that is available to SPIEGEL serves as preparation in the event that the grand coalition improves its climate protection regulations again because of the flood disaster.
The paper contains both suggestions that have not yet been discussed very much, as well as measures that Schulze has been trying to implement for a long time and for which she now clearly expects better chances of success.
Some of them could be decided before the general election, for example at a special session of the Bundestag on September 7, according to the ministry.
Others by the end of the year at the latest.
According to Schulze's ministry, an
increase in the expansion targets for renewable energies
could be adopted quickly
The capacity of onshore wind energy should be increased to 95 gigawatts by 2030, and that of solar systems to 150 gigawatts, demands Schulze.
A nationwide photovoltaic requirement for new buildings and roof renewals, which has long been discussed, can also be implemented quickly.
In the case of
renovations to buildings
, the state could in future assume 30 percent of the costs instead of 20, the paper continues.
This is already standard in other funding areas.
A ban on installing new gas heating systems from 2026 is also being examined. New oil heating systems are banned from this date anyway.
However, their installation could also be prohibited earlier, write Schulze's experts.
, a temporary extra premium could be decided that offsets the cost difference to conventional heating systems, writes the ministry.
This measure could possibly even be implemented without the consent of the Bundestag, the ministry said.
A funding guideline could be initiated for this purpose.
more efficient CO
thresholds for newly registered cars have
already been largely developed and can therefore be implemented quickly.
In the case of new car registrations, for example, the CO2 threshold could be lowered in two-year steps and the tax rate for CO2 increased at the same time.
of 130 kilometers per hour on German autobahns,
which has long been controversial,
can also be found in Schulze's list.
In theory, it can also be implemented quickly and will apply from the beginning of 2023, according to the ministry.
However, this requires the approval of the Federal Council, which makes it difficult to reach an agreement.
Improvements to the
Federal Immission Control Act
and an adjustment of regulations for
agriculture and forestry can
also be implemented quickly, the paper says.
“With the› Fit for 55 ‹package, the EU Commission has presented a strong draft of what an effective climate policy in Europe could look like,” says Schulze.
"Anyone who now wants to do more climate protection can immediately ensure that this package is boldly designed."