Energy transition

FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Energy transition

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With the decision to pull out of nuclear power in 2011, Germany initiated the energy transition (Energiewende) and the transformation of the energy system. Electricity and heat are now to be gradually converted to renewable sources. The overriding principle is and remains a secure power supply at all times, as stipulated in Section 1 of the Energy Industry Act: According to this act, the general public must be provided with a safe, affordable, consumer-friendly, efficient, and environmentally sustainable supply of electricity and gas which relies more and more on renewable energy.

The energy transition poses special challenges to Baden-Württemberg. As a strong industrial region, there is a particularly high demand for energy for one thing, and for another thing, over the last decade, the Baden-Württemberg power supply has consisted of up to 50 percent nuclear power.

Baden-Württemberg has set ambitious goals for CO2 reduction in its climate protection law. These can only be achieved with increased energy efficiency and a perceptible savings of energy. Baden-Württemberg has put its energy policy goals for the year 2050 in a 50-80-90 formula:

  • 50 percent less energy consumption
  • 80 percent renewable energy
  • 90 percent less greenhouse gas emissions (compared to 1990)

In order to achieve these goals, Baden-Württemberg is politically active in many fields both at the state and federal levels.


Further information

Security of energy supplies

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Expansion of renewable energies

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Grid expansion

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Energy efficiency

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