Securing a reliable, economically viable and environmentally sound energy supply is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The German government has formulated guidelines for an environmentally sound, reliable and affordable energy supply and, for the first time, mapped a road to the age of renewable energy.
Germany's progressive climate and energy policy is successfully reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the use of renewables, increasing energy efficiency and creating green jobs. Economic efficiency, security of supply and environmental compatibility: these are the central aims of German energy policy.
German energy policy
The finite supply of fossil fuels makes their use unsustainable. Recognizing this fact and its inevitable consequences, the German government has developed ambitious plans for its future energy use and supply, shaping a policy that incresasingly embraces the use of renewable energy. Current scenarios show that in just ten years, renewables can cover 40 percent of Germany's electricity supply.
German company Nordex will contribute to energy generation of up to 424 Gwh with the latest wind energy-technology in the Eastern Cape. This private sector involvement complements the efforts of the South African-German Energy partnership, which has thus far seen government projects and consultations contribute to energy efficiency and increased renewable energy in South Africa.
Nordex awarded 111 MW project in South Africa
German alternative energy company Juwi group, based in Wörrstadt, announced its South African subsidiary has won a contract that would see the firm's largest single project in the world built in the Northern Cape. Project will further German and South African ambitions for a greener economy.
Juwi to build its largest project in Northern Cape