News Digest Item
12 Sep 2017

“Group calls for German offshore expansion”

Windpower Offshore

A group of trade unionists, regional economics and energy ministers and industry leaders has called for Germany to increase its offshore capacity to at least 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, and at least 30 GW by 2035, Craig Richard reports for Windpower Offshore. The government’s current target, set in 2014, is just 15 GW by 2030. In its “Cuxhaven Appeal 2.0” the group also calls for increased research and development funding, grid development, better-maintained and expanded ports to help the country boost economic development and meet its climate goals.
The group includes ministers from Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg, and Bremen, the mayors of 12 cities and towns in northern Germany, the president of industry body Offshore-Windenergie, and trade union IG Metall Kuste’s district manager Mainhard Geiken.

Read the article in English here.

Read the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation press release in German here.

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