“Bioenergy important building block”

The oliver schubler family’s estate in untermembach was very well attended: CSU member of the state parliament walter nussel and district administrator alexander tritthart also came to the inauguration ceremony for the new woodchip heating system.

As oliver schubler explained, seven houses with 18 residential units in the hebdorf district had already been connected and were now sustainably supplied with warm and hot water. Others are to follow. "We want to be cheaper and we have to be more environmentally conscious in our heating", stressed schubler, who is not only a building contractor but also an energy consultant. At the inauguration, he took interested visitors on a tour of the plant.

"Climate problem not to be denied"

Walter nussel, a certified forestry expert and member of the state parliament, is convinced that rural areas can only survive if the value creation remains on site. And that is now being realized here. According to nussel, a particular problem lies in the area of heating buildings, because the replacement rates of heating systems or entire buildings are naturally much lower than those of cars: around 40 percent of energy consumption is used for heating buildings and providing hot water alone.

District administrator alexander tritthart (CSU) explained that the climate problem, which can no longer be denied, is largely caused in the industrial age by CO2 emissions. This can only be contained if all technical possibilities are exploited to save CO2. Energy saving, wind, solar, water and bioenergy are all equally in demand. "All potentials must be raised", explained tritthart.

An important building block

That’s why district heating networks based on bioenergy are an important building block for making progress at last. That’s why the federal government supports owners in renovating buildings to save energy, for example through thermal insulation or modern heating systems. The renewable energy sources act (EEG) remains the most important instrument for the development of renewable energies. And wind and hydro power, photovoltaics and biomass have become an important building block in the electricity mix, the county councilor stressed.

The inauguration was embedded in the "winter barbecue" of the CSU local association hebdorf. In addition to the many guests from the seebach area, the mayoral candidates christian schmitt (grobenseebach) and axel gotthardt from hebdorf were also present.

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