News Digest Item
30 May 2018

Two northern German states aim for 100 percent renewable power supply by 2035

Hamburger Abendblatt

The governments of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, two of Germany’s northernmost federal states, have announced the goal to supply the region with 100 percent renewable power by 2035, reports Andreas Dey in Hamburger Abendblatt. Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher called the target ambitious and said it depended on the necessary infrastructure. Asked about the relatively new coal-fired power plant Moorburg in the city, Tschentscher said it was owned by Swedish utility Vattenfall and the company must decide the plant’s future. In a press release, the states also said they agreed on a joint power grid development plan.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here, and the governments’ press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW’s 2017 article Wind power course at stake in election in "cradle of Energiewende" .

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