EEG 2017

Updated: 11.01.2019

Name (orig)

Gesetz für den Ausbau Erneuerbarer Energien (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG 2017)

Name (English)

Act on Developing Renewable Energy Sources (Renewable Energy Sources Act)

Entry into force


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In order to protect the climate, the act aims to increase the proportion of electricity from renewable energy sources in total energy supply to at least 18% by 2020, to 40-45% by 2025, to 55-60% by 2035 to 80% by 2050 and to integrate these quantities of electricity in the electricity supply system (§ 1 EEG).

Relevance for renewable energy

This act promotes renewable energy only.


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