Germany To Increase Speed Energy Transition
Old target of 35% renewable power by 2020, increased to 40%. This is the outcome of coalition talks between the CDU and SPD parties that are to constitute the next government. Other results: less emphasis on wind power, more on solar and biogas. Less offshore wind: 6.5GW rather than 10GW. Subsidies for wind only on promising locations, that is in the windy north, not in southern Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg. No agreement on the target for 2030 yet; CDU wants 50-55%, SPD 75%. Furthermore, in the past the cost of the Energiewende was shouldered by private persons only. In the future corporations should contribute as well.