Status of initiative: N/a
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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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Germany
Date of completion: 2000
Operating in countries
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