“Today’s [18 May 2020] agreement between the Coalition parties is an excellent outcome for the energy transition and climate action. At the same time, it also provides for a strong impetus for economic growth and employment, particularly at this difficult time.
Renewables are a forward-looking technology, and we will continue to speed up planning procedures, as we also agreed today, to make greater use of digital options in planning and licensing procedures.
In adopting a clause giving each German state scope to decide on minimum distances between wind turbines and buildings, we have found a balanced solution. And we have delivered on our promise to abolish the photovoltaics cap – in fact we are lifting it before it has been reached.”