The BDEW, the leading lobby group for the energy industry in Germany, says the country needs a lot more offshore wind and solar power if it is to meet its 2030 renewables target. The BDEW believes that 215-237 GW of installed renewable energy capacity will be required to meet the 2030 target, compared with around 120 GW currently. It is proposing that Germany’s current target for offshore wind capacity, 15 GW, should be increased to at least 17 GW, and that the government should scrap a capacity cap on support for solar PV. Other groups backing expansion of renewables have proposed that offshore wind capacity be increased to around 20 GW.
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