Germany Approves Plans To Require Its States For Allocating Land for Wind Farms

Power & Energy

On Wednesday, 15th June 2022, the cabinet of Germany has approved the plans for requiring the country’s 16 states for allocating a minimum amount of land for the onshore wind energy farms as Germany has been striving to meet the renewable energy targets.

The ruling coalition parties has been aiming to introduce the draft law to the Bundestag lower house of the parliament of Germany before the end of the June 2022 and for it to enter into the force in the beginning of 2023.

The legislation has been aiming for 2 percent of land in Germany for being set aside for the wind energy farms by the year 2032, which has been up from 0.8 percent now along with an interim target of 1.4 percent in the year 2026. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has now mounted pressure on Germany for speeding up the country’s green transition and diversifying the energy sources of Germany for bolstering the security of the supplies.

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Germany is also aiming to obtain 80 percent of its electricity needs from the renewable sources by the year 2030 along with a goal of increasing the capacity of the onshore wind power to 115 gigawatts, which are equivalent to the capacity of 38 nuclear plants.

The government of Germany can now suspend rules on how far away from the residential areas wind energy farms should also built which has been slowed down the expansion of the wind energy.

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