Renewable heat - the most important facts at a glance

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The Austrian federal government has drafted the Renewable Energy Act (EWG or Erneuerbare-Wärme-Gesetz), which is expected to contribute to making Austria climate neutral.

The draft EWG bill aims at switching the heat supply of buildings to renewable energy sources and providing quality-assured (i.e. decarbonised) district heating by 2040 through the gradual prohibition of the burning of fossil fuels. The EWG will also regulate the installation of heating systems in new buildings as well as the conversion of heating systems in existing buildings. Currently, it is still unsure whether the draft will be passed before January.

For more details on Austria's Renewable Energy Act, follow this link to the main article.