The German government, of which the environmentalist party Los Verdes is a part, is preparing to introduce new measures to promote renewable energy.
There are those who doubt the objective that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s executive has given itself, according to which, in 2030, 80% of the energy consumed by Germany will come from renewable sources.
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Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister of Germany, he is the first politician from Los Verdes to reach the control rooms of Germany, Europe’s leading economy in a little over fifteen years. That time period sounds great. But there are bigger tasks facing Habeck.
“Most people thought that we would not succeed. That if Germany did not have Russian gas, that if we looked for coal and oil from other sources, it would be done, but with a great economic crisis, the need for energy With reduction. (…) there was talk that there would be a autumn of fury winter of fury, But the fact is that this has not happened. Here we are, it’s hot and we have a guaranteed energy supplyScholz said in Bundestag This week, in his much-commented speech due for the release of Leopard.
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“We have set a new and rapid pace to build infrastructure and we have maintained our country’s economic performance and reduced the rise in energy costs with aid packages”, Summary of Scholz.
Thermal power plants, expanding use of nuclear, access to liquefied natural gas
“In a short span of time, we have taken measures like Reactivation of thermal power plants, expanding the use of nuclear power plants, replenishing our gas reserves, securing new gas imports and opening three terminals for liquefied natural gas. This is a good sign for Germany”, the Chancellor erupted in applause.
All these measures appear to be successful. But it’s a success that has many a double-edged sword. Habeck, even as the Minister of Economy himself this week presented official calculations according to which the Teutonic economy will avoid recession in 2023.
But practically all of the measures that right now allow Habeck, Scholz and company to present favorable economic data for the country are, well, not the ones that dovetail with the purported desire of one executive to promote renewable energy. The Best. as per alliance contract Signed by the Social Democrats of Scholz, the environmentalists of Habeck and the FDP liberals, By 2030, Germany should have an energy mix in which 80% of the energy consumed in the country comes from renewable sources.
According to data from the German Environment Agency, in 2021, 41% of the electrical energy consumed on German soil came from renewable energy sources. By 2022, the percentage is projected to be 46%. But, so far, the German executive’s absolute energy priority, as seen, has been to find a replacement for Russian gas.
Thus, for the time being, renewable energy is not taking off with Habaek as VC. proof of this This week, the Minister of Economy and the Vice Chancellor himself announced that the German executive is going to promote a new package of measures to facilitate the start-up of wind farms and solar farms.
Obviously In this case the measures that Habek has promoted are not sufficient. These measures include a law that was already in place to accelerate the construction of these energy infrastructures.
“Doubts about Habaek’s motives”
Despite the political will, after a year of Scholz, Habeck and company in government, Doubts about the executive’s action have arisen among notables of renewable energy generation.
A recent article in the Sunday paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday In which a dozen representatives of the renewable energy sector expressed their views. The text concludes that those who work in that energy sector are “suspicious about Habaek’s motives”.,
After a year of government with the Greens in power, the renewable energy sector in Germany is presenting problems for its development and expansion. The Frankfurt (West German) Sunday newspaper listed him as: “Material problems due to lack of land for construction, long administrative approval procedures and rising material costs and interest rates”.
It is necessary to install 5.8 wind turbines per day
As a result, as read in Frankfurter Allgemeine SundayGermany still has a lot to do to achieve its target of 80% renewable energy by 2030.
in wind power onshore, The current yield must be multiplied by two. To achieve this, it is necessary to install 5.8 wind turbines every day, by the end of the decade”. They point to that in the publication.
It is surely an exaggeration to wonder, as public television did MDR, “Habeck has betrayed his environmental ideals” for focusing so much on fossil fuels in his first year in power. not in vain, Hebeck was one of the ecologists who came to oppose the action. Lutzerth’s “climate class”, West German town that was evicted so that coal from its soil could be used by energy giant RWE.
The package of measures presented this week to lighten the construction of green energy-generating infrastructure means an opportunity for Habré. This may serve to remove the doubts weighing on the commitment of environmentalists in government to their objectives.
Another very different thing is that the measures that are to come bring Germany closer to the horizon of 80% energy from renewable sources.