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Germany’s new coalition government, consisting of the Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, has set a target of installing 30GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, up from the country’s previous target of 20GW. The coalition plans to install 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035 and 70GW by 2045. The parties also have agreed to allocate 2% of Germany’s land area for developing onshore wind facilities.
In response to the plans, WAB managing director Heike Winkler said: “The agreement on at least 30GW of offshore wind until 2030 in German waters, followed by 40GW until 2035 and 70GW until 2045, is an important signal for the offshore wind supply chain and for the feasibility of a ‘green’ hydrogen economy.
“To achieve this, it is important to launch additional tenders without delay. It is also good that the planned federal government links its target of 80% renewables by 2030 with the forecast of higher electricity demand.”
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