Reaching target of 65 percent renewables by 2030 is feasible - think tank
Germany can reach its target of increasing the share of renewable energy to 65 percent of power consumption by 2030 from the current 36 percent at moderate costs, according to energy think tank Agora Energiewende*. Agora proposes a series of measures to modernise power grids so they can absorb additional renewable electricity over the next 12 years. Agora says that renewables prices continue to drop, and that many ageing renewable facilities will no longer be remunerated by the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) after 20 years.
For background, read the CLEW article Germany's coalition negotiators agree treaty, promise coal exit date and the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.
*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is funded by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.