BKU Lunchtime Jour Fixe 20 September 2022

“Fill the earth and master it. Shaping rather than destroying – locally, regionally, globally!”


We are not being called upon to use up earth’s non-renewable resources here, but rather (in the case of the energy supply) to instead draw on renewable resources without causing any collateral damage.


Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Priggen addressed this topic in his presentation entitled “Renewable energies for the power supply, mobility and heat supply – further expansion and obstacles”. He has held numerous positions within the Green Party for many years now and is currently chairman of the board of North Rhine-Westphalia’s state association for renewable energies.
It is particularly worth taking a look at the detailed graphs and figures that he mentioned in his presentation!


Reiner Priggen believes that the German federal and state governments are on the right track with their climate protection goals. The aim is for renewable energies to make up at least 80% of the power mix by 2030.


There have been considerable fluctuations in the energy generated from solar and wind in recent years. These fluctuations have essentially been politically motivated: there was no opposition to cheap Chinese competition and the rejection of these energy sources by certain sections of the population also exacerbated the situation.


The prices for photovoltaic systems are currently in free fall inversely proportionate to their performance, both in Germany and in Europe as a whole. The coalition agreements of the federal government and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia contain comprehensive pledges regarding the further expansion of wind energy.


All in all, there is still a lot of scope to increase the share of renewable energies!


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