New Federal Government Equals New Energy World? What awaits us in 2022

The smarter E Podcast Episode 74 | December 9, 2021 | Language: German

Germany voted at the end of September. Expectations of the new federal government with regard to climate protection are high. For the energy turnaround to succeed, we must not only drive forward the expansion of renewable energies, but also distribute and use electricity and heat more efficiently than before. This can only succeed if sector coupling is intensified and new storage options are created. The new German government must create the right framework conditions for all of this. Joachim Goldbeck, CEO of Goldbeck Solar GmbH, tells us what the key challenges of the energy transition are and what the concrete demands on politicians are.


  • 3.05: What moves the industry? What are the key challenges in 2022?
  • 9.46: What role does the European Union play?
  • 12.15: Which countries offer the greatest potential?
  • 15.14: What should the new German government implement in concrete terms, if possible, in 2022?

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About Joachim Goldbeck and Goldbeck Solar:

GOLDBECK SOLAR is a dynamically growing international company. Since 2001, it has been one of the pioneers of the photovoltaic industry in Germany. The family-owned company, managed by Joachim Goldbeck, has grown steadily since its foundation. Thanks to a comprehensive strategy, it is able to offer its customers all links in the value chain for the optimal realization of photovoltaic systems. From project development, construction, operation and maintenance to selective financing of large-scale projects.

Joachim Goldbeck is a business leader dedicated to the innovation and development of sustainable energy solutions. A pioneer in the solar industry, he founded GOLDBECK SOLAR in 2001 and developed it into the market leader for turnkey construction of industrial and large-scale photovoltaic plants. n 2018, he was appointed Chairman of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW) for a third term. Since April 2019, he has been a member of the German Federal Government's Council for Sustainable Finance.

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