Germany and Belgium take extra steps towards green energy – Wel.nl

Berlin (ANP / RTR / BELGA / BLOOMBERG) – Germany wants to take steps to speed up the construction of new wind turbines. For example, more land should be available. In Flanders, the ban on gas connections in newly built homes and buildings will take effect a year in advance. Both countries want to accelerate the greening of energy supplies.

Germany aims to meet four-fifths of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Currently, only 0.8 percent of Germany’s land area is allocated to wind farms. The bill, tabled Wednesday, would increase it to 2 percent.

States can exchange allocations among themselves. So it is possible that one state will allocate more than 2 percent for wind farms and another state less.

There is no change period

Flanders do not want gas connections to newly built homes from 2025. The planned transition period for the use of hybrid heat pumps is disappearing. These hybrid heat pumps will be mandatory from next year. This year, new buildings will no longer be allowed to build on fuel-fired heating installations.

However, according to UK statistics, there are still no countries with only wind power. According to a report by the energy company Trax Group, 800,000 homes have lost enough electricity in the past two years due to the need to shut down wind farms at sea. More electricity was produced than was needed and the potential for storing that electricity was very low.


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