More wind power, much more wind power.

This is the only way Germany can achieve climate neutrality in 2045, that is the message of the traffic light coalition.

The wind power targets are by no means new.

In its long-term scenarios, the previous government had also set itself goals in this area that should have been accompanied by a massive expansion of wind power.

By 2030, 80 gigawatts should come from wind power, currently it is almost 56 gigawatts.

But the expansion of wind power has been paralyzed for years.

Last year only 240 new wind turbines were connected to the grid on land.

In 2017 there were seven times as many.

Why is that?

And what can you do about it?

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Economics Minister Robert Habeck, who is responsible for climate and energy, is traveling through the country these days to get a better impression and to talk to the state governments. This Thursday he is meeting Markus Söder in Munich. In recent years, the Bavarian Prime Minister has been keen to create a green image, but said mantra-like that Bavaria is "not a wind country". He also used the argument to defend the 10-H rule, which states that a wind turbine must be at least ten times its height from the nearest housing development. Peter Beermann from Munich sees things differently. He has to, because he is the "wind caretaker" for the administrative district of Upper Bavaria. In the Free State, the wind speeds are of course lower than in the north,but here, too, wind power can be operated economically.

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