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close this bookSustainable Energy News - No. 26 - August 1999 (INFORSE, 1999, 18 p.)
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Germany to Double Renewables

The German Environment Minister, Trittin, has proposed a plan to double the German supply of renewable energy by 2010, with a future aim of covering 50% of Germany’s energy consumption with renewables by 2050.

To achieve this, he proposes:

· improvements of the German feed-in law for electricity from renewables to the electric grid,

· an eco-tax reform,

· more supportive regulation for cogeneration of heat and electricity, and

· support for creation of markets for currently less competitive renewable-energy technologies (biogas, other biomass, geothermal, small hydro).

Information: http://www.bmu.de , press release 20/7-99.
Bundesministerium felt,
Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit,
Referat fentlichkeitsarbeit, Postfach
12 06 29, 53048 Bonn, Germany.
Ph:+49-228-305-0.