Because of the energy crisis, the CDU parliamentary group is pushing for a rapid expansion of renewable energies for heat supply. In a paper that the parliamentary group decided on Thursday at their meeting in Freudenstadt, the Union calls for a stronger focus on biomass and deep geothermal energy. It says, among other things: "The use of biogas as a district heating supplier or as an enriched gas that can be used directly in combined heat and power plants should be expanded, promoted and reduced in bureaucracy." Above all, compost should also be converted into energy.
The CDU also wants to exploit the previously unused potential of deep geothermal energy in the state. "In addition to the low land consumption, the energy supply through geothermal energy is independent of weather conditions and is available all year round," argues the Union. This technology hit the headlines in 2007 because of the damage caused by drilling in Staufen near Freiburg in southern Baden. The Union wants to counteract the skepticism of the population and calls for an examination "whether the country can assume default guarantees for drilling in order to reduce fears".