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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

12/17/2020 – Press release – Renewable Energies


The Bundestag today passed the amendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act introduced by Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier. This paves the way for the further expansion of renewable energies and the success of the energy transition. Federal Minister of Economics Altmaier: “With the EEG amendment 2021, we are sending a clear signal for more climate protection and more renewable energies. For the first time, we are legally anchoring the goal of greenhouse gas neutrality in the power supply in Germany before 2050. At the same time, we are laying down the steps necessary to achieve the goal of 65 percent renewable energies by 2030. To this end, we are introducing a whole range of individual measures – from easier self-sufficiency to financial participation by municipalities in the expansion of onshore wind energy. The scope of the amendment alone shows that this is a major and central step for the energy transition. ”The new EEG is to come into force on January 1, 2021 and regulate the framework for the expansion of renewable energies. It determines the speed at which the individual technologies such as wind and photovoltaics will be expanded in the next few years so that the 65 percent target can be achieved by 2030. Every year, a stringent monitoring process is used to check whether renewable energies are actually being expanded at the desired speed. The new EEG 2021 also creates the tools to be able to make adjustments at short notice at any time if obstacles emerge. At the same time, the subsidy conditions for the individual energies are re-regulated. In the interest of acceptance, the municipalities can make a financial contribution to wind turbines. In the case of photovoltaics, the so-called “breathing lid” is being re-regulated and the tenant electricity is made much more attractive. The remuneration conditions for large photovoltaic roof systems are improved; In future, they can choose between tenders and subsidies optimized for their own consumption. Self-consumption in all solar systems will be strengthened and simplified, the requirements for digitization will be further developed. Solar systems that are no longer eligible for funding after 20 years of funding at the turn of the year receive an unbureaucratic and simple solution so that they can continue to be operated. Onshore wind turbines whose funding period is expiring should be able to apply in tenders for follow-up funding that runs until 2022. This also requires approval from the EU Commission under state aid law.


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