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03 May 2024

Airborne Wind Energy included in the German Renewable Energy Act


On 26 April, the German Parliament voted to include AWE in the Country's renewable energy mix.

A few days ago, on 26 April, the German Parliament voted to include AWE in the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG).

It is now official: Airborne Wind Energy has been included in the Country’s renewable energy mix.

The German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz or EEG) is a piece of legislation promoting the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources. The norm is also contributing to the transition towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy system. Since 2000, the EEG has been playing a crucial role in driving the growth of renewable energy in Germany. In fact, the country has become a global leader in renewable energy deployment and fostered innovation in clean energy technologies.

The inclusion of Airborne Wind Energy in the EEG represents a milestone and testifies that politicians recognise its role in reaching climate neutrality by 2045.

This acknowledgment paves the way for AWE’s contribution to the energy transition and its related impacts, including the creation of new jobs, the opening of new markets, and ecological benefits. The measure will also provide a specific remuneration that will mitigate market risk for investments in German and European high-tech firms.

Receiving political support through the Renewable Energy Act is a huge accomplishment for Airborne Wind Europe, but there is still a long way to go. To cover costs, further forms of support, especially in R&D and simplified permitting will be necessary.

Read here the press release

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