Region of Ostfriesland/Papenburg
100% Renewable Energy Goal Achieved:
104% Renewable Electricity Region
Ostfriesland/Papenburg, Niedersachsen Germany
The region Ostfriesland/Papenburg, which is comprised of 35 cities and municipalities with a total population of 500,000 and 28,000 businesses, already generated 96.8% of their electricity from windpower in 2007. In 2010 they attained 104% electricity from renewables like wind, solar and biogas. Windpower is the third largest industry in the region, behind their famed shipyards and tourism, with over 3000 jobs created by wind companies ENERCON and BARD.