Resistance to Merkel's Plan A Multi-Trillion-Euro Price Tag for Energy Efficiency

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to make Germany's residential buildings the most energy-efficient in the world has run into resistance within her cabinet. The project's price tag could be as high as 2.4 trillion euros -- and the minister responsible told SPIEGEL it is impracticable.
The German government's new energy plan would require most houses in the country to be modernized and made more energy-efficient.

The German government's new energy plan would require most houses in the country to be modernized and made more energy-efficient.

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