Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck has called on the federal states to show significantly more commitment and speed in the expansion of wind energy. You could not continue as before, said the Green politician on Tuesday at the opening of the world's leading trade fair WindEnergy in Hamburg. "That is not acceptable."
In Germany there is currently almost 47 gigawatts of wind power capacity on land - and that took decades. Now, however, the capacities would have to be doubled within eight years, said Habeck. Last year, however, only two gigawatts were installed, but ten gigawatts would be necessary - exactly those ten gigawatt capacities that are currently in the approval process of the federal states. "If all federal states would do their job (...) then we would have a chance," stressed Habeck.