The German government adopted the so-called “Easter Package” last week, which included a new onshore wind regulation. It intends to accelerate the spread of renewables. It requires Germany to have an 80 percent renewable electricity contribution by 2030 and a climate-neutral energy system by 2045. Parliamentarians removed from the final text a suggested aim of 100 percent renewable power by 2035. In accordance with the REPowerEU Action Plan of the European Union, Germany now views renewables as an issue of “overriding public interest.”
The German WindLandG modifies the expansion path and auction schedules for onshore wind. It intends to expand annual onshore wind installations to above 12 GW by 2025. After 2025, Germany intends to annually install 10 GW of new onshore wind power. The bill contains changes to onshore wind permits to facilitate a sufficiently large pipeline of projects.
WindEurope’s chief executive officer, Giles Dickson, stated, “Germany has set a very ambitious goal for the spread of onshore wind.” Europe need 10 GW per year by 2025 to achieve its energy security and climate objectives. And Germany realizes that a significant increase in wind energy can only be achieved by streamlining the permission process. Their new laws accomplish this. They are a significant advance.”
However, significant obstacles remain. The availability of a sufficient number of additional sites for wind energy projects will be crucial for meeting the rising demand. The German states (Länder) are now required by the federal government to set aside 2 percent of their area for onshore wind power. All Lander must reach the 2 percent objective by 2032, with an interim target for 2027, which is too late to supply the promised 80 percent renewable power by 2030.
The Lander is now responsible for allocating adequate sites and ensuring efficient planning and permitting. Lander who are unable or unwilling to set aside 2% of their area for onshore wind may now trade up to 50% of their allocated sites with Lander who have outperformed them. In statistical transfers, they are required to purchase these extra locations through governmental contracts. It’s unclear if this strategy will produce in a fairer allocation of onshore wind throughout Germany or a bigger concentration in the north. Bavaria, which has been a laggard in the development of onshore wind power, has already indicated that it will exceed its goal.
In addition, the legislature made first efforts to increase the function of repowering. By 2025, around 16 GW of Germany’s wind turbines will have reached the end of their useful life. It is a positive development that the onshore wind law now streamlines the approval of repowering projects and seeks to preserve existing locations for wind energy growth. Only contemporary turbines will allow 2 percent of German area to generate adequate renewable power.
Given the current state of international affairs and the fast-escalating costs of energy, international transportation, and raw commodities, it is imperative that auction prices be completely indexable. In this regard, WindEurope also applauds the decision of the European Parliament to modify the two-year construction deadline. Manufacturers and project developers were increasingly unable to meet the two-year timeframe due to disruptions in international supply networks.
In addition to the new onshore wind law, the German Parliament made revisions to the nature conservation law to guarantee that the faster deployment of onshore wind would continue to be compatible with environment and biodiversity protection.
However, as amazing and promising as all of this is, it isn’t enough. If Germany truly wishes to become climate-neutral and less dependent on energy imports, it needs to do even more in order to make the renewable future a reality. As amazing as wind energy is, it won’t be enough at all. It is hard to have faith in it due to its countless drawbacks. Even though wind energy has been around for a long time, it still has many downsides. Although wind energy itself is free, the cost of collecting, converting, and storing the energy can be high initially. The installation process and initial setup require paying for wind turbines, inverters, batteries, wiring, etc. Furthermore, it takes up a lot of space, and the way it makes energy is heavily affected by environmental factors.
To that end, we have to shift our focus elsewhere and invest in a new energy source, one that will provide us with an energy-efficient and sustainable future. Thank goodness, such an alternative energy source already exists. It’s a new player that has already overcome all the problems that other renewable energy sources face. It’s a pure energy source that will change the course of human evolution. This is a technology known as neutrinovoltaic.
The idea that neutrinos and other kinds of non-visible radiations could be used to generate energy has been disregarded by scientists for a long time. However, a discovery made in 2015 confirmed that neutrinos do, in fact, have mass. This has convinced some scientists that the generation of energy via neutrinos and other non-visible radiations is a possibility. The renowned Neutrino Energy Group, which is a company focused on harnessing the power of neutrinos and other non-visible radiation, is responsible for the development of the amazing technology known as neutrinovoltaic.
Neutrino Energy‘s potential is limitless; for instance, neutrinovoltaic cells do not encounter the same hurdles as other renewable energy sources in terms of efficiency and reliability. Continuous neutrino energy production is possible even when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. This is a huge advantage, since it allows the technology to produce power continuously, 24/7, throughout the whole year. Due to the fact that neutrinos pass through almost all man-made and natural materials with little resistance, neutrinovoltaic devices may be deployed both inside and outdoors, as well as underwater. Neutrinos continue to bombard the Earth independent of climatic circumstances, making neutrinovoltaic technology humanity’s first fully sustainable energy innovation.
The groundbreaking engineering of neutrinovoltaic technology, in the opinion of the world’s best energy professionals and futurologists, will be a symbol of future peace and freedom, a long-awaited and trustworthy solution to today’s energy issue. This will assist future generations in meeting their energy demands without the need for expensive infrastructure, competition for finite natural resources, or a rise in environmental repercussions.