Renewables produced more electricity than traditional power plants in Germany

In the first half of 2019, renewables in Germany provide more electricity, for the first time ever, due to a decrease in the share of coal and nuclear energy.

Wind, water and solar energy provided the country with more electricity than fossil fuels and nuclear energy combined.

The figure for electricity provided through renewables is 47.3 percent, compared with 43.4 percent from coal-fired and nuclear plants.

Along with solar and wind power, biomass and hydropower added to the renewable energy list this year. Gas, for example, provided 9.3 percent, while other methods such as oil, contributed about 0.4 percent.

Source: ecotown

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