The federal cabinet approved the controversial plans to replace the heating system on Wednesday. The German press agency learned this from government circles.

From 2024 onwards, if possible, every newly installed heating system should be operated with 65 percent renewable energies. This is intended to herald the departure from gas and oil heating systems. “Without a quick change of course in the area of ​​building heating, Germany can neither achieve the climate goals nor quickly reduce the dependence on fossil raw materials,” says the draft law. This was available to the dpa.

There is no immediate obligation to replace existing buildings. If the heating breaks down and can no longer be repaired, there are transitional periods. By 2045 at the latest, the use of fossil fuels should be over. Thereafter, all heating systems must be operated entirely with renewable energies.