Germany aims to turbocharge its push for renewables with plans to source almost all its power from green sources by 2035 – up to 15 years earlier than previously envisaged – in a move designed to both lessen reliance on Russian gas and help meet climate goals with what one minister called “Freedom Energy”.

A draft of a so-called ‘Easter Package’ of legislation sets at mid next decade the target to get “nearly all” power from renewables. The current goal set under Germany’s EEG renewables law only stipulates this should be achieved by 2050.