Renewable energies

As renewable resources, hydro and wind power, bio energy, solar energy, ambient heat and geothermal energy are already making an important contribution to the supply of energy. In this respect, Bavaria is assuming a leading role in Germany. At approximately 16.2%, the current share of renewable energies in Bavaria's primary energy consumption is significantly higher than Germany's national average, which is 11.5%.

For an energy supply free of nuclear power, we must continue to exploit all economically and ecologically responsible renewable forms of energy available in Bavaria on a broad basis. To that end, priority is given to economically affordable, socially acceptable and simultaneously environmentally sustainable solutions. We focus on targeted funding for innovative technologies, also with regard to the energy supply's affordability, thereby making an important economic and structural contribution to strengthening rural areas in Bavaria, which is where a majority of value creation in renewable energies occurs.

On the Internet pages for the individual energy resources, you'll find the most important statements regarding the Bavarian State Government's energy policy, as well as vast information on the respective sources of energy.