The new AEE background paper "Social justice in climate protection and the energy transition" shows how climate justice and social justice can be reconciled. Read more »
The use of the wind as a driving power has a long tradition. Windmills were used to grind grain, to crush oilseeds or to saw wood. Modern wind turbines use the power of the wind to produce electricity. They take advantage of the buoyancy produced by the wind when it flies past the rotor blades.
With an installed capacity of soem 34,000 megawatts, Germany is one of the world leaders in using wind power for electricity generation. In 2013, some 3,000 megawatts were newly installed nationwide. Apart from developing new sites, the repowering of existing projects hat great potential.
Besides, the development of Germany's offshore industry gains importance. As of February 2014, three offshore wind parks with a capacity of some 520 megawatts were in operation, two of them in the North Sea and one in the Baltic Sea.
Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.
Bavarian town of Wunsiedel honored as "Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. Read more »
The German population wants more renewable energies: A representative survey shows strong support for further expansion
Berlin, 10 September 2015. The transition to renewable energy enjoys continued strong support among the German population. According to a representative survey from TNS Emnid commissioned by the Renewable Energies Agency (AEE), 93 percent of those polled considered the continued expansion of... Read more »