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Local council adopts heating plan for Heidelberg

The roadmap for implementing the heating transition in Heidelberg was adopted by the municipal council on November 15. The main focus: the large-scale expansion of "green" district heating. 

The new Building Energy Act (Gebäudeenergiegesetz GEG), which comes into force on January 1, 2024, and the climate protection targets for Baden-Württemberg make a municipal heating plan necessary for the city of Heidelberg too: The aim is for heat generation in Heidelberg to be completely climate-neutral by 2040. 

The consortium commissioned by the city, consisting of ifeu, EEB ENERKO and the planning office ebök GmbH from Tübingen, has drawn up the heating plan as an overarching roadmap. This provides guidance on which heat supply solutions should be used and where heating networks can be expanded. Specific plans for individual cases, such as the expansion of district heating in certain streets or the construction of river heat pumps, still need to be planned and decided in future.

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