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  • Submitted by: Germany
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Germany
  • Date of completion: 2000
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Renewable Energy Sources Act
Description/achievement of initiative

Source: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany


The Renewable Energy Sources Act in Germany is an important driver and the most successful instrument for the expansion of renewable energies. It obliges grid operators to give priority to the purchase of electricity from renewable energies. Since 2009, the Renewable Energies Heat Act has also been promoting the increased use of heat from renewable energy sources.

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