UBA calls for 100 percent coverage of electricity supply by renewable energies
UBA President Flasbarth: "Complete switch to renewable energies is feasible"
The President of the Federal Environment Agency Jochen Flasbarth has made an appeal to the energy supply sector to focus all efforts on ensuring a 100-percent coverage of electricity supply through renewable energy by mid-century. Climate protection dictates that fossil fuels gradually be replaced by renewable energies. At the 2nd EVU summit in Heiligendamm, UBA President Jochen Flasbarth said to industry executives, “As I see it any modernisation of the electricity grid must be one that results in supply of 100 percent renewable energies.” Although this is a very ambitious goal it is one that cannot be skirted and one which can, in principle, be achieved. “Both global warming and the finiteness of fossil-based resources make this modernisation inevitable.“