The eastern federal state of Thuringia has been supporting investment in energy efficiency for Thuringian companies through its “GREEN Invest” program since 2015. There was strong demand for the financial incentives in 2017 with 279 applications for energy efficiency consulting in companies and the corresponding investments in efficient heat pumps, energy efficient LED systems in production buildings, and electricity production from renewable sources. Around EUR 11 million was invested in 2017 under the program.
The companies receiving funding were very diverse and included a bakery and a mechanical engineering company. The Thuringian Ministry for the Environment will deliver EUR 59 million to support energy efficiency projects in regional companies by 2020.
- Thuringian Development Bank – GREEN Invest (in German)