And that's not all. Germany already reached a new milestone in renewable energy generation - for several hours on one windy, sunny May day, commercial users were actually being paid to consume electricity in their homes and businesses!
On Sunday, May 8, Germany reached an important milestone - the sunny and windy day helped the country's alternative power plants (including solar, hydro, wind, and biomass) generate approximately 55 GW (87%) of the total 63 GW that was being consumed. While that was good news for people at home, for example, it didn't go so well for the industry, since the entire system is not in tune yet to respond quickly when the supply of renewable energy is suddenly very high.
According to Sustainable development, Germany has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80-85 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels, which is to be achieved by transforming the country's electricity supply system to a system that offers clean electricity, produced entirely from renewable sources.
Federal Environment Agency Germany released a document, entitled "Energy target 2050: 100% renewable electricity supply", in which goals have been set and ways of achieving them were presented. The country's energy goals can be achieved by increasing energy efficiency by reducing energy demands. Switching to renewable energy sources for electricity production is the other vital part of it.
With this drastic change, Germany's goal is to gain economic benefit, secure a practically endless supply of energy, and, of course, work towards a zero-emission, environmentally-friendly future.