Osnabrück District, Germany

Schloss Fürstenau, Osnabrück, Germany

  • Target: 100% renewable and to save up to 88% of today’s emissions.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Wind energy
  • Implementation: Located in the North-West of Germany, the region of Osnabrück has played an important role in Germany's energy transition. In the region, renewable energy production, energy efficiency and a sustainable economy have become intrinsic aspects to day-to-day decision-making by its inhabitants. The commitment is reflected in the more than 8,000 renewable energy plants that have been installed right across the region. These have benefited from a rural landscape with abundant natural resources, boosted by a robust economy and modern agriculture. Indeed, renewable energy and energy efficiency represent long-term strategies for sustainable development, climate protection and regional value creation in the region. The 100% renewable energy target dates back to 2010 and has since been part of municipal policy-making. To date, there are more than 50 different projects, planning or research endeavours being conducted and coordinated at the local “Energy and Climate Protection Department“. There are many activities targeting private households and the building sector. By 2013, new developing areas had been outlined as part of updated renewable energy policies and the integration of climate targets.
  • Population: 356,140 (2017)
  • Area: 2,122 km2 (819 sq mi)
  • Link: Klimaschutzkonzepte und Statistiken
Schloss Fürstenau, Osnabrück, Germany