New German Government’s Green Vision

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
Handover: Christian Democrat Angela Merkel has held power for 16 years. She did not run in the September election.

The three parties working together are the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens, and more pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz will head the three-party administration from early December


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

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