Germany set to miss 2020 EU renewables target – industry association
Germany will not be able to reach its EU target of an 18-percent renewables share in final energy consumption by 2020 under the current conditions, writes the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) in its forecast for renewables development by 2020. According to the association’s calculations, the share will only rise to 16 percent by 2020 (14.6 percent in 2016). The reason for the lowered forecast is a higher than predicted energy consumption in transport and heating in the first half of 2017. Earlier calculations by BEE had seen Germany reach 16.7 percent in 2020.
Find the forecast in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets.