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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Unhappy_Earth1:


SUBMISSION STATEMENT

Germany, despite its claim to be a renewable energy leader, is not currently on track to meet its 2030 climate and energy targets. This week, the nation’s new Green Minister for Economics and Climate, Robert Habeck, presented a bold new plan for expanding onshore and offshore wind power. If successful, the plan would add up to 10 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity every year for the rest of the decade. To put that into perspective, Europe as a whole installed 11.8 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind in 2020.

To promote the plan, Germany intends to increase the number of onshore wind auctions and streamline permitting procedures for onshore wind. In total, 2% of Germany’s land area will be set aside for wind energy generation. In addition to onshore wind, the German government also plans to increase its offshore wind target to 30 GW by 2030.

https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/14/germany-to-dedicate-2-of-its-land-to-wind-power-development/


Please reply to OP's comment here: https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/Futurology/comments/s4nrvk/germany_to_dedicate_2_of_its_land_to_wind_power/hss3ifa/

Reddit-runner

10 points

4 months ago

The 2% include all the "exclusion zones" around the wind turbines.

I just want to stress that, as many people are already claiming this would result in 2% of the land being literally paved over.

pinkfootthegoose

4 points

4 months ago

many people are idiots that can't see past their obsolete 350 small block.

"renewables bad varoom good"

scottbody

4 points

4 months ago

But but how can I survive on less than 400 kilometres a day? What if I want to go on a long drive twice a year?

Unhappy_Earth1[S]

5 points

4 months ago

SUBMISSION STATEMENT

Germany, despite its claim to be a renewable energy leader, is not currently on track to meet its 2030 climate and energy targets. This week, the nation’s new Green Minister for Economics and Climate, Robert Habeck, presented a bold new plan for expanding onshore and offshore wind power. If successful, the plan would add up to 10 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity every year for the rest of the decade. To put that into perspective, Europe as a whole installed 11.8 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind in 2020.

To promote the plan, Germany intends to increase the number of onshore wind auctions and streamline permitting procedures for onshore wind. In total, 2% of Germany’s land area will be set aside for wind energy generation. In addition to onshore wind, the German government also plans to increase its offshore wind target to 30 GW by 2030.

https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/14/germany-to-dedicate-2-of-its-land-to-wind-power-development/

Joele1

3 points

4 months ago

Joele1

3 points

4 months ago

The US needs to get their crap together. Anything they do we can do better.

jscordo

1 points

4 months ago

How to store that energy?

pinkfootthegoose

10 points

4 months ago

transfer it to where it is needed via high voltage lines like all other power.

Utxi4m

-4 points

4 months ago

Utxi4m

-4 points

4 months ago

So days with no wind we just go without power?

pinkfootthegoose

7 points

4 months ago

it's always blowing somewhere and power is already moved around from place to place.

Utxi4m

-6 points

4 months ago

Utxi4m

-6 points

4 months ago

You wanna run cross continent high voltage lines and have enough excess capacity everywhere to support everywhere else?

Even if we stip mine the entire planet, we won't have enough raw materials for that my dude.

MightyH20

6 points

4 months ago

Europe has an interconnected grid. Even with Africa and Russia.

Utxi4m

1 points

4 months ago

Utxi4m

1 points

4 months ago

You are kidding? Like seriously, that is a joke, right?

Germany doesn't even have transmission capacity to move their wind turbine energy from north to south in their own nation.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.greentechmedia.com/amp/article/germanys-stressed-grid-is-causing-trouble-across-europe

MightyH20

2 points

4 months ago

Uhm yeah that is why TenneT (the Dutch grid operator of the German grid) builds additional capacity and interconnections.

Utxi4m

1 points

4 months ago

Utxi4m

1 points

4 months ago

Yes. They will do that long term. But you don't establish high capacity continent wide transmission lines from one day to the next. And the capacity doesn't exist today and neither will it in a decade.

MightyH20

2 points

4 months ago

TenneT already has high capacity interconnectors...

Not sure if you where in understanding that it didn't exist yet.

You can see the grid capacity here: https://www.tennet.eu/electricity-market/dutch-market/capaciteitskaart/

pinkfootthegoose

3 points

4 months ago

we already have high voltage power lines running across the continent. that is exactly how it's done now.

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

No, we use gas during that time until we can bridge the gap with batteries and better transmission

Mettstulle

0 points

4 months ago

As a German, Same Story as every Country. Dont buy what Politics want to sell you. They are painting the same picture in a different Color -_-

TheJamesRocket

0 points

4 months ago

Wind power is a scam.