The authorities want Germany to be fully supplied with renewable electricity by 2035 | News from Germany about Germany | DW

The German federal government intends to supply the country entirely with electricity from renewable sources by 2035. Oliver Krecher, Parliamentary Minister of State at the German Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection, announced this on Sunday, February 27. He noted that such a move would not only benefit climate protection, but would also make Germany independent of gas, oil and coal from Russia. Krecher added that the corresponding amendment to the Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz and EEG) is ready.

Five years earlier, the share of renewable energy should reach 80%. The relevant ministry has already announced that by 2030, the capacity of onshore wind farms will double to nearly 110 gigawatts, while solar power will more than triple to 200 gigawatts. In addition, subsidy rates for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of private homes should be increased, writes the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Due to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, official Berlin is preparing to completely cut off gas and oil supplies to Russia, Reuters reports. According to him, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck (Robert Habeck) does not rule out the continued operation of German nuclear power plants, although he considers this unlikely. Previously, it was expected that nuclear power plants operating in the country would be shut down before the end of this year. In addition, with regard to the escalation of the conflict over Ukraine into an all-out war, the phasing out of coal in Germany by 2030 is in question, as Reuters notes.

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