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How the energy transition can bring back jobs in Germany

In an open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier, the innovation cluster WAB e.V., together with Greenpeace Energy and the hydrogen network H2BX, calls for further steps for an ambitious expansion of on- and offshore wind power and the production of "green" hydrogen in the spirit of the "European Green Deal".

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Renewable energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly despite the impact of COVID-19

Despite the global slowdown caused by COVID-19, the renewable energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly as the long-term drivers for investment remain strong, according to the 55th EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).

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CfDs and long-term expansion target for German offshore wind needed

In a joint letter to political decision-makers, the members of the Association of German Wind Farm Operators (BWO) and WAB advocate a long-term reliable investment and financing framework for offshore wind projects in Germany. This would require, on the one hand, the introduction of contracts for difference (CfD) and, on the other hand, a dialogue on a long-term expansion target until 2035.

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Germany to expand offshore wind energy to 20 GW by 2030

The Germany Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has announced that the federal government and coastal states have increased the capacity target of offshore wind power in the North Sea and Baltic Sea from 15 to 20GW by 2030.

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Newer wind farms in the USA show relatively little performance decline with age

A new study of how the performance of wind plants in the USA changes as they age found that output from the typical wind plant declines by about 13 percent over 17 years. Furthermore, plants of 10 years of age or less showed very little performance decline overall (-0.17 %/yr). The research, by Berkeley Lab, is based on data from 917 wind power projects in the US. It provides the first comprehensive evaluation of its kind for the USA.

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Energy Watch Group proposes new law for reliable and adequate renewable energy systems

The Berlin-based Think-and-Do Tank Energy Watch Group (EWG) has presented a legislative proposal to stimulate the system integration of renewable energy in Germany. The underlying purpose of the policy proposal is to allow renewable energy sources to finally assume responsibility for the system security of the power supply – i.e. to cover the required energy demand at every hour of the year.

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