News Digest Item
17 May 2018

Green Party submits draft law for special wind power auctions in Germany

German Bundestag

The German Green Party has requested special wind power auctions to ensure enough new renewable power capacity. In a draft law to amend the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), the Greens propose auctioning off an additional 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind power capacity and 0.8GW of solar power still in 2018. From 2019, auctioned capacity would be set at 5GW of wind and 3GW of solar. Reform of the renewable capacity auctions last year has resulted in uncertainty over whether successful projects will actually be implemented, as many bidders did not have to obtain a license before submitting their application, the Greens argue. “Wind power expansion is at risk of collapse over the next two years,” the party says.

Find the draft law in German here.

See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for more information.

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