The governing parties had agreed to raise the expansion targets for renewable energies by the end of March and to accelerate the approval process for new green electricity systems. “That is the benchmark for us,” says the SPD. “If the Union does not go along, the negotiations threaten to collapse.”
The Federal Republic is threatened with a huge green electricity gap that at least endangers the climate targets, if not even the energy supply. According to calculations by the Agora Energiewende think tank, the goal of generating around 65 percent of electricity from renewable energies by 2030 is likely to be missed by up to ten percentage points if the construction of new green electricity plants continues at the current pace.
The bottom line is that the gap is likely to become even bigger because the demand for electricity from e-cars, heat pumps and the production of green hydrogen is growing faster than assumed. At the same time, the last nuclear power plant is to be shut down in 2022, and numerous coal-fired power plants are to be taken off the grid by 2030.
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