Renewable energies

As renewable resources, hydro and wind power, bio energy, solar energy, ambient heat and geothermal energy already make an important contribution to the energy supply. In this respect, Bavaria assumes a leading role in Germany. At approximately 18.8 percent, the current share of renewable energies in Bavaria's primary energy consumption is significantly higher than Germany's national average, which is 12.0 percent.

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 of innovative technologies, also with regard to the affordability of the energy supply, 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 website pages for the individual energy resources, you will find the most important statements of the energy policy of the Bavarian State Government as well as information on the respective energy sources.