28 11 2019

Baden-Württemberg is leading nationwide in renewable energies

After 2017, Baden-Württemberg once again took a leading position in the field of renewable energies in a comparison of federal states. According to a study, the state stands out in particular due to its strong energy policy programmes.

In the ranking of the Renewable Energies Agency, Baden-Württemberg has taken the top position in the renewable energy sector among all federal states for the second time, currently together with Schleswig-Holstein. As in 2017, the study confirms Baden-Württemberg‘s particular strength in energy policy programming. Therefore, e.g. the objectives for the expansion of renewable energies and their system integration, the monitoring of energy system transformation and information and consulting services for the expansion of renewable energies have been assessed. The state‘s funding programmes and its position as a role model were also rated very highly. The Minister of the Environment, Franz Untersteller, sees this as a confirmation of the state's energy policy, but admitted that the German Southwest is not top in all areas when compared to other federal states. There is further room for improvement, for example when it comes down to electricity generation from renewable energies.

Since 2008, the Renewable Energies Agency has regularly assigned the comparative study of renewable energies within the German federal states. It is prepared in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). The study makes the different approaches to energy system transformation in the individual federal states transparent and comparable. It shows which federal state is particularly successful in expanding renewable energies, where problems lie and what the federal states can do to improve the federal energy system transformation.

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