News Digest Item
28 Apr 2017

“Wind energy remains on the road to success”

German Wind Energy Association

International agreements for climate protection and Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 spell a prosperous future for the country’s wind power industry, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) said in a press release. Germany’s wind power industry “has an innovation lead of several years,” BWE head Hermann Albers estimates. The industry must maintain this lead given the “dynamic worldwide growth” of renewable capacity, Albers argues. The German government should introduce a fixed shutdown algorithm for fossil power plants in times of negative wholesale power prices and a carbon floor price to support wind energy as “the Energiewende’s backbone” to enable the gradual electrification of all sectors, based on clean energy generation, Albers says.

See the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 for background.

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