The German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie Agentur -- dena) was established by the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology in September 2000 to implement the measures in the Climate Protection Programme. Dena is not a subordinate agency of a ministry, rather, was set up as a GmbH, a private company. The stakeholders are presently the Federal Republic of Germany (50%), the KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) = the reconstruction bank (26%), the Deutsche Bank AG (8%), the DZ Bank AG (8%) and the Allianz SE (8%). Dena works on projects, programmes and campaigns that promote energy efficiency and environment-friendly transformation of energy, distribution and use, renewable energies, climate protection and sustainable development. The most typical activities of dena are running pilot projects using new technologies together with the industry, and information campaigns. Inter alia, dena operates the Energy Hotline, a toll-free telephone service for advice to both companies and private individuals on the rational use of energy in buildings, co-generation and renewable energy sources.