Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 85

The United Nations’ Climate Secretariat in Bonn monitors the Framework Convention on Climate Change 2000 2011 2014 The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) comes into force. Among other things, it lays the legal basis for prioritising renewable sources when feeding electricity into the national grid. After the nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima the German Federal cabinet adopts parameters for energy policy: the exit from nuclear power is to be achieved step by step by 2022 and energy supplies placed on an eco-friendly footing. With the reform of the EEG, the focus turns to cost efficiency and planned feasibility in expanding renewable energy sources; the proportion of eco-electricity in the power mix is set at 40-45 percent by 2025.