Offshore wind power is an important element of the renewable energy mix, without which climate protection and a sustainable energy supply cannot be guaranteed. As a result of the low tender results, it would have been urgently necessary to improve the framework conditions for offshore wind energy in the recently passed "Energiesammelgesetz". Since the Grand Coalition has declared its support for offshore wind energy in its coalition agreement, this must be realised in 2019, and security of investment for the industry must be ensured.
Dr Simone Peter President, German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)
Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesperson for Energy Policy of the Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group