Arne Grein, expert for energy markets, shares his assessment of the current situation and gives tips that companies should consider for future-relevant decisions in order to reduce energy costs and increase security of supply at the site.
Financing climate-friendly production plants
Funding program “Climate Protection Contracts” launched
With the new “Climate Protection Contracts” (Klimaschutzverträge) funding program, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is supporting companies in the energy-intensive industries in converting to climate-friendly production. The aim is to protect companies against the price risks of the conversion, to compensate for additional costs and to create a secure investment framework.
Climate protection contracts trigger market transformation
The funding program from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action aims to provide incentives for companies to invest in new types of industrial facilities. By 2045, around 350 megatons of CO2 (source: Robert Habeck offers industry billions in aid for climate-neutral production) are to be saved through climate protection contracts and investment in new technologies and infrastructure.
How does the climate protection contract work?
Under a climate protection contract, the company receives a compensation payment as long as climate-friendly production is more expensive than conventional production. In addition, the company is hedged against price fluctuations and other risks. As soon as climate-neutral production is profitable without government subsidies, the subsidized company makes repayments to the government.
Applications for climate protection contracts now open
Companies from energy-intensive sectors, such as the steel, cement, paper and glass industries, can apply now until August 7, 2023 for the first preparatory procedure of the Climate Protection Contracts funding program. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action has provided comprehensive information on this.
ÖKOTEC – Your efficiency and subsidy professionals
We will be happy to advise you on the following topics within the framework of this funding program:
- Support with the funding application
- Expert advice on the selection, if necessary evaluation of suitable and innovative plants & technologies (funded transformation concepts).
- Optimization of the use of equipment & technologies by means of our innovative software EnEffCo®
- Qualified proof of energy and CO2 quantities with audit-proof data acquisition with EnEffCo®.
 Robert Habeck offers industry billions in aid for climate-neutral production
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