WindEurope Criticizes Germany's New Renewable Energy Act

Many important reforms including measures to simplify permitting have been postponed.

Official Press Release WindEurope:

Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind

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Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind

Wind was 27% of German net electricity last year. And renewables in total were over 50%. But changes to the Renewables Law threaten to undermine the progress renewables are making – and in particular hold back the expansion of onshore wind which is central to Germany meeting its climate and energy goals.

Renewables were 50.5% of Germany’s net electricity production in 2020.  And wind was resilient despite COVID. Onshore wind produced 103 TWh, 3.5% more than 2019. Offshore produced 27 TWh, 11% up on 2019.  Output from power plants was down 12%.  The final net electricity mix was: wind (27%), lignite (17%), nuclear (13%), gas (12%), solar (11%), biomass (9%), hard coal (7%), others (4%). All perfect for wind energy in Germany?  Not... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

WindEurope, Germany, auction, EEG, electricity, permitting, onshore, growth, auction design, renewable energy, COVID, reform

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