With a 15-point plan, the CDU wants to ignite a “turbo” for renewable energies.
Berlin – The concept that was discussed by the party presidium in Berlin on Monday after dpa information is aimed at ensuring that Germany “as quickly as possible” covers its electricity needs from 100 percent renewable energies. Business and private households will need significantly more electricity in the future than they do today, according to the paper. “This electricity must be sustainable, regenerative and made from renewable sources – and this electricity should be cheaper for consumers and companies than electricity today.” The CDU is striving for “technology leadership” in sun, wind, biogas, geothermal energy and hydrogen. “We rely on the strength of the market with freedom and deregulation and we rely on participation for everyone with social balance.”
The CDU advocates, among other things, exempting renewable energies from bureaucracy and levies, taxes and surcharges. This also applies to the storage of electricity. The EEG surcharge is to be abolished. There is to be a “research and innovation offensive”, an acceleration of planning and approval procedures and a digital, public cadastre for energy systems. The expansion of the network is also to be accelerated.
A funding program with interest-free loans for the construction of solar systems on roofs, a further expansion of wind power systems at sea and a participation of municipalities in the yields of systems for renewable energies are also planned. According to the CDU, the federal government should set a good example and equip its properties and areas with photovoltaic systems, heat pumps and wind turbines. (dpa)