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Germany to Double Renewables
 
The German Environment Minister, Trittin, has proposed a plan to double the German supply of renewable energy by 2010, with a future aim of covering 50% of Germany’s energy consumption with renewables by 2050.
To achieve this, he proposes:
improvements of the German feed-in law for electricity from renewables to the electric grid,
an eco-tax reform,
more supportive regulation for cogeneration of heat and electricity, and
support for creation of markets for currently less competitive renewable-energy technologies (biogas, other biomass, geothermal, small hydro).
Information: http://www.bmu.de/, press release 20/7-99.
Bundesministerium fur Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Referat Offentlichkeitsarbeit, Postfach 12 06 29, 53048 Bonn, Germany. Ph: +49-228-305-0.
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