Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) – Progress Report


The expanding use of renewable energy sources for generating electric power is absolutely necessary in Germany for reasons of climate protection and industrial policy as well as for the security of energy supply. The Renewable-Energies-Act (EEG) is an essential tool for achieving the climate policy goals. Regular progress reports allow a continuous evaluation and, if necessary, an adjustment of the funding. This is being done to achieve the targets of the EEG itself, on the one hand and, on the other hand, against the background of the expenses caused by the funding as well as its benefit for the German economy.

Focus of the project

The main objective of the research project “Preparing and supervising progress reports in accordance with § 65 EEG as well as the annual monitoring reports in accordance with § 65a EEG - multi-sector and integrated topics as well as electricity generation from landfill gas, sewage gas and coalmine gas” is to create reliable scientific information as a high-quality basis for the progress report, which has to be written by the end of 2014. Additionally, the annual monitoring report is being supported and accompanied.

A main focus of the project is presenting the state of the market integration of renewable energies in the electricity sector, their economic and ecologic impact as well as the expected medium and long term development – in particular with regard to the objective of the EEG as defined in § 1 clause 1 and 2.


September 2012 – December 2015


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)


Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

Ingenieurbüro für neue Energien (IFnE)

Bosch & Partner GmbH

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