German renewable group criticises govt plan to cap energy expansion
Nov 28, 2013 - Renewable power association BEE has criticised the decision of Germany's new "grand" coalition to limit the share of renewable sources in the total electricity generation to 40%-45% by 2025.
Limiting the share of renewable power will cause the country to fail to meet its climate objectives in the following years, BEE's head, Fritz Brickwedde, said.
In addition, the new targets for the energy transition would reduce the renewable energy expansion rate to 1.67 percentage points per year at a 45% target and to 1.25 percentage points at a 40% target, according to BEE.
In comparison, the expansion rate during the past five years stood at 2 percentage points. In 2010, the government set the annual expansion target rate at 1.94 percentage points until 2020.