News Digest Item
19 Jul 2016

"Renewable Energy Act Reform: Hoping for Bundestag elections"

Die Welt

Despite Germany’s recent reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), the country’s wind power sector remains hopeful that new revisions to the law could soon follow Bundestag elections next year, Die Welt reports. Indeed, next year’s elections are the key goal for the industry, says Andreas Wellbrock, managing director of Germany’s Wind Energy Agency (WAB). Wellbrock condemns the high hurdles placed on the sector, namely the 100 million euros in guarantees necessary for wind projects, making them impossible for the middle-class developers. Lower Saxony economy minister Olaf Lies also criticised the decision to limit offshore wind parks as “absolutely wrong” for the country’s energy transition.

Read the article in German here.

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