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Stefan Gsänger, Wwea Secretary General

Cooperatively Owned Wind Farm In Friedrich Wilhelm Luebke Koog In Northern Germany Near The Danish Border. Photo By Paul Gipe. All Rights Reserved.

German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed renewable energy goals associated with auctions


Stefan Gsänger, Wwea Secretary General

“The German Government has missed all three goals, which it has linked with the introduction of auctions: Neither has it reached its installation targets nor have the auctions achieved cost-effective results, and also the diversity of actors has suffered greatly since the beginning of 2017, which calls into question the acceptance of wind energy and the energy transition as a whole. Germany was once a global role model for the introduction of renewable energies, not only technologically but also through the strong involvement of its citizens. This role model has been lost since the introduction of auctions. “