Germany announces plan to get 100% of Energy from renewable sources by 2035

With the growing tensions in Europe impacting all aspects of life, Germany’s high energy dependency has been brought to the forefront, and now plans have been put into place to address these issues

Germany announces plan to get 100% of Energy from renewable sources by 2035 background

Germany aims to address all of its energy needs by capitalising on developed and developing renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, kinetic and oceanic.

The original target was to abandon fossil fuels before 2040, but their new target aims for complete transition to renewable energy by 2035. 

Germany’s most recent update to the Renewable Energy Sources Act has reinforced their goal to have wind and solar power cover 80% of their energy supply needs by 2030. Their aim is to have Onshore Wind energy capacity reach 110 Gigawatts, Offshore Wind energy capacity reach 30 Gigawatts, and Solar energy capacity reach 200 Gigawatts. 

 

It has been observed by many that accelerated investment in renewable energy over the last week has been greatly influenced by many countries wishing to become less dependent on Russian supplied fossil fuel.