Good reasons

There are many good reasons for transitioning to renewable energies, namely to wind and solar energy, biomass, geothermal and hydropower. On this page we have compiled some of them. Have fun exploring! Read more »

4. Fewer fuel imports

Germany’s energy supply still largely depends on the import of fossil sources. In order to meet the demand for natural gas and for hard coal, 86 and 81 percent had to be imported respectively in 2012. Read more »

5. Honest prices

The current extra costs of renewable energies are low compared to the damage inflicted on the environment by exploiting finite resources such as oil, natural gas or coal. Read more »

7. Innovative technology

In many areas of the renewable energy sector, German companies are world leaders. This is partly due to the unique research environment, both at universities and in companies Read more »

8. Job engine

The expansion of renewable energies has led to a strong increase in employment. The manufacturing, planning, installation and operation of renewable energy plants provide impetus both in start-up and in established companies. Read more »

12. Alternative to finite resources

A rapid transition away from oil is urgently needed. According to the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) oil will remain the world’s most important primary energy source for the time being, inter alia, Read more »

17. Value added at home

Germany's regions benefit from the promotion of renewable energies. Instead of having to pay energy bills for Russian natural gas corporations or Arab oil sheiks, energy spending remains at home. Read more »

19. New export markets

Due to the promotion of renewable energies, many German companies have an edge in knowledge, which allows them to bring new, innovative and more efficient technologies into the market. Read more »

21. New life for rural areas

Across the country, municipalities and their citizens already use solar, wind, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy to provide clean energy - and in the future they will use it even more. Read more »