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20 Jul 2018

Federal government must accelerate renewable energy deployment – industry group

Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA)

The German federal government must implement the promised additional tenders for offshore wind energy without delay and must also rapidly increase the expansion paths for all renewable energy sources, the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) writes in a press release. To meet the government’s goal of increasing the share of renewable energy to 65 percent of Germany’s electricity consumption by 2030, an expansion of at least 20 gigawatts is required for offshore wind energy by the end of the next decade, according to the association. “The standstill in energy policy of the recent months must be stopped,” the association writes.

Read the press release in English here.

For background, read the dossier Offshore wind power in Germany and the factsheet Climate, energy and transport in Germany’s coalition treaty.

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