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Heating accounts for more than half (54 %) of final energy consumption in Germany. The heating sector is responsible for around 26 % of Germany's total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, an energy transition cannot work without a heating transition. Energetic refurbishment and energy-efficient construction of new buildings, as well as efficient process heat and waste heat use in trade and industry are key starting points for reducing heat consumption. It is also necessary to press ahead with the expansion of renewable energy use in the heating sector.