Germany: Energy leaders are hesitant to adopt renewable energy

31/05/2017 09:16 Renewable

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Decision makers in Germany’s energy sector back the move to a low-carbon system but hesitate to implement measures themselves, according to a green energy company, which surveyed 1,000 respondents about their attitudes concerning energy policy problems and their desire to invest in clean gas and electricity.

Although 82% declared that companies had an obligation to support the low carbon energy revolution, only 35% were employed in firms that use renewable energy and merely 12% in companies that have by now made investments in energy efficiency measures.

 

Nevertheless, 80% of respondents are convinced companies which use renewable energy have an image advantage and 55% think they are more attractive to future employees if they do so.


Only 5% of firms in the country are presently entirely supplied with electricity from renewable sources.


Siemens Gamesa should deliver 16 turbines for four onshore wind projects in Germany, providing a total capacity of 50MW.
 

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