Financial support scheme for thermal refurbishment measures for low-income households
Financial support scheme for thermal refurbishment measures for low-income householdsMeasure
The measure was developed due to the inefficiency of subsidies to enable energy poor households to switch to renewable energies, as the costs they have to bear themselves, even with subsidies, have continued to be a major challenge for them. A support volume of € 100 million in 2021 and 2022 is intended to enable low-income households to cope with additional burdens arising from the implementation of renovation investments in the building sector eligible for funding under support programmes, thus reducing investment barriers in this segment of the population. There is already a wide range of subsidies available to further accelerate the switch to renewable heat and the phase-out of oil and gas, but the need to finance part of the total cost is still a major barrier for low-income or energy poor households. In order for these households to be able to participate in the energy transition, they will receive additional support in this regard through these additional subsidies.
The measure targettted and benefited energy poor households and recognised that already pre-existing support funds are often not sufficient for this specific target group.