Berlin : The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action said in a statement that the German government has agreed to a comprehensive legislative package to accelerate the expansion of renewable energy.
According to the news agency Xinhua, the package will now be presented in Parliament.
“In the future, renewable energy will be in the public interest and serve public safety. It’s important to pick up the pace,” Energy Minister Robert Habeck said.
According to the ministry, the expansion of renewable energy will be “taken to a new level”. By 2030, 80 percent of Germany’s electricity should come from renewable sources, and the government wants that figure to reach 100 percent by 2035.
To achieve these goals, onshore wind power must be increased by 10 gigawatts (GW) annually to a total installed capacity of about 115 GW in 2030. Solar power installations are to be increased by 22 GW per year, targeting a total capacity of 215 GW. in 2030
, In addition to the worsening climate crisis, the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows how important it is to “run out of fossil fuels and continue to advance the expansion of renewable energy”. “We’re doing it boldly and consistently.”
Germany has already announced plans to halve Russian oil imports by the middle of this year and be virtually independent by the end of 2022. Dependence on Russian gas is to be largely eliminated by the middle of 2024.