Germany says goodbye to nuclear and oil by investing in wind, solar and electric cars
* Germany is saying goodbye to nuclear energy, fossil fuels and coal for a more sustainable option in the long and medium term.
Clean Energy XXI.- Energy can make the difference between a country that advances and a country that has been imprisoned in the past. Germany is promoting a renewable revolution and wind and solar energy are the mainstays of these transformations. In 2009, the country had 3 thousand 800 megawatts of installed capacity and in 2015 reached an installed capacity of over 43GW, the highest capacity in Europe and one of the highest in the world. In 2012, for two consecutive days, photovoltaic solar power plants installed in Germany produced 22,000 MWh in the noon hour, equivalent to the generation capacity of twenty nuclear power plants.
According to a report in the publication Clean Energy XXI highlights that the renewable revolution in Germany called Energiewende is in support and apparently is giving a coup de grace to coal, oil and nuclear to replace them by wind, solar, biomass and other renewable. Last September the German Association of Water and Energy reported that clean energy, mainly wind and solar, already doubles the generation with nuclear energy.
Subsidies to solar energy in homes and businesses contribute positively
In addition, solar energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. This country is providing incentives and subsidies for the installation of solar panels in heating systems. In 2010, renewable energies generated more than 370 thousand jobs in Germany demonstrating the importance of this sector, beyond the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. You are also interested in Chile with so much solar energy, which has begun to be given to the consumer
Germany is the country that has been most committed to this change through its famous “Energiewende”, or energy reconversion plan approved four years ago, aims to replace nuclear and fossil energy (ie, natural gas, coal and oil, coal) by renewable energies (such as wind, solar and biomass) seeking protection of the environment, affordable costs for the German population and the country’s energy security,
Also breaking records and world leadership
It is in this context that in recent years Germany has reached a new world record by producing its solar photovoltaic power plants 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour, equivalent to the production of 20 nuclear power plants. Clean Energy XXI highlights that currently the installed capacity of Germany to generate this photovoltaic energy is similar to that of the rest of the world and provides about 20% of the energy consumed by that nation.
Germany will start to use only non-polluting electric cars
The fundamental goal in the next five years is to reduce 10 million of the 165 million tons that are issued annually. It is expected that the number of green cars will increase to reach one million electric vehicles.
Germany is subsidizing green electric cars. The Minister of Finance announced a billion-dollar financing to change an entire country and help save the planet. A report of Clean Energy XXI emphasizes that in 2030 the sale of vehicles that are not electric or hybrid will be prohibited.