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POLITICO politico.eu 11 Jan, 2022 13:45 am

Germany spells out ‘gigantic’ effort to cut emissions and boost renewables – POLITICO

Germany spells out ‘gigantic’ effort to cut emissions and boost renewables – POLITICO
To meet its 2030 climate targets, Germany plans to increase the tender volumes for wind and solar projects.

His ministry will put forward two legislative packages — one in April, the other by the summer — that will come into effect by 2023, Habeck said at a press conference.It's gigantic," Habeck said.Habeck said it was “completely indisputable” Germany will need more gas-fired power plants as a “backup” solution in case supply from renewables isn't sufficient.German Climate Minister Robert Habeck on Tuesday announced plans to fix a "drastic deficit" in the country's efforts to cut emissions, admitting it "significantly missed" its 2021 targets and now faces a "gigantic" task.

"We managed to cut emissions by 15 million tons from 2010-2020, and from 2022 to 2030 we have to cut them by 40 million tons a year on average.A revision of the renewable energy law will increase the tender volumes for wind and solar projects and label the expansion as a task of "overriding public interest.

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