Germany gives renewable projects Covid-19 deadline extension

15 May 2020 (Last Updated May 15th, 2020 14:06)

Germany has extended by six months the deadlines for state-subsidised renewable energy projects to help the sector cope with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Economic minister Peter Altmaier said: "With the amendments to the law, we are ensuring that the coronavirus pandemic does not lead to delays in the energy transition.

“With the Planning Assurance act, we ensure that important planning and approval procedures, such as in the expansion of the power grid, can be carried out quickly even during the Covid-19 pandemic."