ConPolicy evaluates Mini-Contracting-Programme for the NRW Ministry for Climate and Consumer Protection

Low-income households can often not effort replacing inefficient household appliances such as fridges. The Wuppertaler Stadtwerke (the local energy provider) has launched a programme that aims to offer low-income households such as pensioners and students to participate in a mini-contracting-programme to replace their old inefficient fridge with a new energy efficient one. The Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV) has commissioned ConPolicy to evaluate the programme to derive lessons that can be learned when broadening the programme to other regions in North Rhine-Westphalia. Final results will be published at the end of 2013.