Focus on renewable energy
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.
The world needs renewable energies. Wind and solar energy, hydro power, geothermal energy and bioenergy are available in almost limitless supply. In contrast to energy sources such as oil, coal, uranium and natural gas, the use of renewable energies protects the climate and environment, is safe, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. The German government has ambitious goals for use of renewable energy; find out more about renewables and their future in Germany.
Renewable Energy: an Overview
Germany's Federal Statistics office recently published a report evaluating how far the nation has come to meeting its sustainable development targets. Marks are high: greenhouse gas emissions targets for 2010 were met in 2008 and the share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption was already over the half-way mark for the 2020 target. The report covered 21 different sectors.
It is the official aim of the German Government to pay a significant contribution to international climate protection. To that end, the Government has actively been supporting the worldwide dissemination of cutting-edge German renewable energy technology and know-how since 2002. The transfer of renewable energy know-how, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the "renewables - Made in Germany" initiative.
Renewables - Made in Germany