The Energy Transition
The German Government will host the international Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office from 17 to 18 March. The event is aimed at government and business decision-makers, scientists, interest groups and civil society.
Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 on 17-18 March
In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.
Energy Municipality of the Month
Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.
Parameters for energy and climate policy
Jühnde is a place with a lot of energy: the village with 800 inhabitants in Lower Saxony became Germany’s first bioenergy village in 2005. It is completely self-sufficient with its own supply of power and heating from biomass. The pioneering project awakened a great deal of worldwide interest. Delegations travelled from the USA and Japan to learn how energy is produced from liquid manure, maize and grain in a biogas plant.
The energy turnaround challenge
The first Government monitoring report entitled “Energy of the future” shows that Germany’s Energiewende – the transformation of its energy system – is on course.
As part of the “Energy of the future” monitoring process, the German Government takes stock of progress made with the Energiewende each year.
Energiewende in Germany