If a bill overwhelms you, there is another side. To be honest, it’s not just about deadlines, whether oil or gas heating will be banned from 2024 or 2025. The criticism always had an aftertaste, overtones, almost a list: Here and there the impression was given that everything was just the next green sow that was being herded through the villages – yes, that the decarbonisation of the buildings was not only exaggerated, but is impossible. which is nonsense.
This attitude obscures the view of the future, because a transformation is exhausting and expensive – but expensive does not mean that it is superfluous or impossible. Climate protection becomes concrete and noticeable with houses, this is not a chemical plant, not a steelworks that others have to convert. It’s easy to be in polls for climate protection, to have the occasional veggie burger, or to take your kids to the Fridays for Future demo.