German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed his desire to accelerate the transition to an environmentally friendly economic structure.
“The next decade is crucial for Germany,” Scholz said on Friday, after a meeting with the Coalition for Transformation, in which the federal government advises business, trade union and scientific representatives on combating climate change.
Scholz spoke of ambitious goals that one can achieve and actually want to achieve.
He said that in order to generate 80% of electricity from renewable sources in 2030, the pace of work must be accelerated.
The German Chancellor added that by 2030 Germany have big plans, including installing four or five wind turbines per day, installing solar energy systems over the equivalent of 43 football fields, building 1,600 heat pumps, or building a thermal transmission network of up to four kilometers.
He emphasized that, during this, the procedures and regulations in force must be examined.
Scholz noted that motivated employees are very important at this stage, and by 2030 an additional 300,000 to 500,000 skilled workers will be needed for occupations that are critical to energy production shifts.
An analysis by the German Employment Agency showed that about 16% of occupations in Germany suffer from a shortage of skilled workers.
According to the analysis, the results of which were published in Nuremberg on Friday, there was a shortage of skilled workers in 200 out of about 1,200 professions assessed last year, an increase of 52 professions compared to 2021.