Factsheet: Environmental Aid Act (UFG)

Environmental Aid Act (UFG)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Aid Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
The Environmental Aid Act (UFG) regulates the general support of schemes to protect the environment. The UFG is divided into several fields of action; incentives to use energy from RES in the heating and cooling sector are provided in the Environmental Assistance in Austria (UFI) field of action. The most substantial form of promoting small-scale RES heating and cooling is applied on the level of the individual federal states (“Länder”). There are special investment incentives for solar thermal installations, heat pumps, geothermics and biomass heating plants. The funding guidelines are published separately for each federal state; however, they do not differ in eligibility criteria and respective amounts.
regulate the general support of schemes to protect the environment
Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management / Das Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) is entrusted with the practical development of support programmes.


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