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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

12/28/2020 – Press release – Renewable Energies


The law amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act and other energy regulations will be published today and will come into force on January 1, 2021. It contains the new framework conditions for the future expansion of renewable energies in Germany. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “The EEG amendment 2021 comes into force on January 1, 2021 as planned. This is a clear future signal for more climate protection and more renewable energies. The new EEG creates the framework with which we can achieve the goal of 65 percent renewable energies by 2030 and greenhouse gas neutrality in the electricity supply in Germany before the year 2050. The scope of the amendment alone shows that this is a major and central step for the energy transition. ”The law stipulates the speed at which individual technologies such as wind and photovoltaics will be expanded over the next few years so that the 65 percent target by 2030 can be achieved can. 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, municipalities can participate financially in wind turbines. In the case of photovoltaics, the so-called “breathing lid” will be adapted and the tenant electricity will be made much more attractive. 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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