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Doubling renewables by 2030 “gigantic task” but Germany will succeed – chancellor Schol

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Doubling renewables by 2030 “gigantic task” but Germany will succeed – chancellor Schol

Dec 15, 2021 • Clean Energy Wire

Laying the foundations for a new technological era, from hydrogen pipelines to decentralized power supply and electric charging stations

The new German government’s plan to more than double power production from renewable sources by 2030 presents a “gigantic task” for the country, said Chancellor Olaf Scholz in his first government declaration in the Bundestag (national parliament). “However, I am firmly convinced that we will succeed,” he added. Scholz laid out his government’s plans for the coming four years, sticking firmly to the promises from the coalition treaty of his Social Democrats (SPD), the Green Party and the pro-business FDP. He said climate action would become a central task which cuts across policy departments in his government. “We want to be measured by how successfully we solve this task.” Scholz spent much of his more than one hour-long speech on Germany’s planned transition to climate neutrality by 2045. “Behind us lie 250 years in which our prosperity was based on the burning of coal, oil and gas. Now we have about 23 years ahead of us in which we must and will get out of fossil fuels.” To succeed in this, the government would ring in a “decade of investments in the future”, said the chancellor. “It is about laying the foundations for a new technological era, from hydrogen pipelines to decentralised power supply and electric charging stations.”

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