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Green party in Austria’s government to help 2030 renewables goal

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

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A likely entry of the Green Party into Austria’s government as junior coalition partner to the conservative Austrian People’s Party is likely to help the Alpine country end a current stagnation of its wind power expansion and reach its 100% renewables target by 2030.

Wind power currently provides 11% of Austria's power consumption, and the country is a net importer of electricity - often from non-renewable sources in neighbouring countries. Stefan Moidl, head of IG Windkraft suggested that wind power could be increased to meet 26% of demand by 2030.

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