Germany Must Push 2030 Renewables Target To 75 Or Even 80 Percent


Germany’s environment minister has called for a sharp increase in the country’s renewables targets.

Svenja Schulze said the country will have to increase renewables’ share in power use to “at least 75 percent, maybe even 80 percent” by 2030, depending on the new EU climate target currently under discussion. A new target would require a massive policy effort, given that Germany is currently not on track to even reach the existing target of 65 percent.