“The cap has to go”
German port industries and state politicians call for removing the cap on offshore wind power expansion, Jan Peter Naumann writes in DVZ – Deutsche Logistik-Zeitung. The current expansion corridor of 15 gigawatt (GW) by 2030 had to be expanded to 30GW by 2035, Olaf Lies, economy minister in the state of Niedersachsen said. Several maritime service providers also say expansion caps had to be removed to meet Germany’s rising electricity demand, for which offshore wind power was an indispensable component, Naumann says.
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See the CLEW factsheet German onshore wind power - business, output and perspectives for background on the country's wind industry.