Chancellor Scholz announces the plan to expand wind power: “Four to five wind turbines on land every day by 2030”. Germany emerges stronger from the crisis. Nevertheless, he calls on companies to pay out a special payment of 3,000 euros for employees.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to push ahead with the expansion of wind power in Germany. “We’re tackling the expansion with military precision: we’re currently preparing a roadmap of what new plants have to be built by when so that we can achieve our goals for 2030,” he told the “Bild am Sonntag”. “Every month there will then be a discussion with the countries on how far they have progressed. What is not done on time must be made up for. By 2030, there will be an average of four to five wind turbines a day on land.”

According to industry information, there are currently more than 28,000 wind turbines on land in Germany with a total output of around 58 gigawatts. The federal government’s goal is an installed capacity of 115 gigawatts by 2030. Onshore wind power plays a key role in the energy transition, the replacement of fossil energies such as coal with renewable energies from wind and sun.

In view of the war in Ukraine, inflation and the energy crisis, Scholz said: “Our country has come through this difficult time much better than many feared.” He recalled the fears that had been read – such as a “winter of rage with mass protests” and cold apartments and freezing people in Germany. “None of that happened.” If nothing unforeseen happened, he was confident about next winter, said the Chancellor.