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Government of Baden-Württemberg Adopts Climate Protection Act

The government of Baden-Württemberg has adopted a bill on climate protection, which contains ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets for 2020 and 2050. The bill shall be voted on by the state parliament before the summer recess, the government said.

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State of Baden-Württemberg Provides Online Information on Wind Conditions in Forest Areas

The state of Baden-Württemberg wants to increase the share of onshore wind power in the state energy mix from to 10% until 2020, including in forest areas. Based on a wind power decree enacted in May last year and the Windatlas Baden-Württemberg, which provides information on wind conditions in Baden-Württemberg, the state Forest Research Institute has compiled a statewide study on the wind conditions of potential locations in forest areas.

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Baden-Württemberg Enacts New Wind Power Decree

In connection with the amendment of the State Planning Act (Landesplanungsgesetz) the state of Baden-Württemberg enacted a new wind power decree in order to help increase the share of onshore wind power in the state energy mix from just under 1% to 10% until 2020.

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Parliament of Baden-Württemberg Supports Expansion of Wind Turbines

Baden-Würrtemberg intends to increase the share of renewable energies in Baden Württemberg’s electricity production significantly. By the year 2020 at least 10% of produced electricity shall come from “domestic” wind power. To get there, the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg yesterday approved the amended State Planning Act (Landesplanungsgesetz).

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Reduced CO2 Reduction Targets Due to Nuclear Shutdown in Baden-Württemberg

The  Baden-Württemberg coalition government (Green Party/Social Democrats) approved the key points of a Climate Protection Act. It provides for a reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% in 2050 compared with 1990. However, for 2020 it lowers the target to 25%.  The federal target is 40% for 2020.

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Baden-Württemberg’s New Environment Minister Suggests Sale of EnBW’s Transmission Network

In an interview with the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, the  new Green Environment Minister Franz Untersteller of Baden-Württemberg suggested that EnBW considers a sale of its transmission network to fund investments in renewable energies and new efficient gas-fired power plants.

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Energy Provisions in Coalition Agreement for Incoming Green/SPD Government in Baden-Württemberg

The Green Party of the state of Baden-Württemberg, which enjoyed the biggest electoral gains in the recent state election, and the Socialist Party agreed on a coalition agreement for their term in office. With sustainability being declared as one of the five guidelines for future policy, the incoming government wants to put an ecological modernisation high on the agenda, announcing a transformation of the energy infrastructure and an end to nuclear power.

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Legal Action Against Baden-Württemberg’s Acquisition of EdF Stake in EnBW?

The opposition Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens announced to file a lawsuit with the State Constitutional Court of Baden-Württemberg in February against the acquisition of EdF’s 45.01% stake in EnBW AG by a subsidiary of the state of Baden-Württemberg, NECKARPRI GmbH.

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State of Baden-Württemberg to Acquire EdF Stake in EnBW

This morning the state government of Baden-Württemberg and the board of directors of the French utility EdF both approved the acquisition of EdF’s 45.01% stake in EnBW AG by a subsidiary of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, NECKARPRI GmbH. EnBW AG is based in Karlsruhe in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and is Germany’s third largest utility.

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