With the new Federal Government formed in December 2021, wind energy continues to play a major role in the successful energy transition to renewable energy supply in Germany.
With the so-called “Easter Package”, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) reforms several important laws to massively speed up the expansion of renewable energies, particularly solar and wind power. It declares that for Germany, the build-up of renewable energies is of great public interest and plans to provide at least 80 % of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. Research projects that are directly related to increasing the speed of the extension of wind energy production and deployment have come to the fore from 2022 on. Furthermore, the offshore expansion will be significantly increased in the future; by 2030, there shall be 30 GW of installed offshore capacity, 40 GW by 2035 and 70 GW by 2045 (starting from 7,8 GW in 2022).
To read more about German's wind energy sector in 2021, read their chapter in the 2021 Annual Report.