According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, onshore wind power is to be expanded “on a general staff basis”. He wants to hold the countries responsible for this.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to push ahead with the expansion of wind power in Germany. “We’re tackling the expansion with military precision: we’re currently drawing up a timetable of what new plants have to be built by when so that we can achieve our goals for 2030,” he told the “Bild am Sonntag”.
“Every month there will be a discussion with the countries about how far they have progressed. Anything that is not done on time must be made up for. By 2030, there will be an average of four to five wind turbines a day on land.”
According to industry information, there are currently more than 28,000 wind turbines on land in Germany with a total output of around 58 gigawatts. The federal government’s goal is an installed capacity of 115 gigawatts by 2030.
So far, the expansion of wind power has stalled
Last year, the output of wind turbines on land increased only slightly. According to industry information, it rose by 4.3 percent. Accordingly, 551 plants with an output of 2,403 megawatts were newly erected.
Area targets for the expansion are specified with the Wind Energy on Land Act. According to this, by the end of 2032, the federal states must designate two percent of the federal area for wind energy. So far, according to the Federal Ministry of Economics, it has been 0.8 percent.