Germany’s incoming government have shown their appetite to drive the country’s sustainable transformation.
The three-party coalition have agreed to aiming to;
- eliminate coal use by 2030
- 80% of electricity renewably generated by 2030
- 15 million cars to be electric by 2030
- end sale of new combustion engine cars by 2035 (already an EU target)
- end gas heat and power generation by 2040
- make Germany climate neutral by 2045
- use 2% of its land for wind power
- push hydrogen power
The three parties working together are the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens, and more pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).
Europe’s Enthusiasm for Hydrogen
Germany’s Scholz seals deal to end Merkel era, BBC, 2021-11-24
German parties agree on 2030 coal phase-out in coalition talks, Reuters, 2021-11-23