Germany’s Net Electricity Generation from Renewables Has Increased by 9.8%

Germany’s electricity generation from renewables increased by 9.8% in the first half of 2020, compared to 2019. At the end of 2019, the share of renewables, fossil fuels, and nuclear power were 46%, 40.2%, 13.8% while in the first half of 2020, their shares were 55.8%, 31.9%, and 12.3%. It indicated not only a steep decrease in fossil fuels share but also a steep increase in the renewable share.

This increase obviously is owed to first of all wind power and then solar power. They accounted for more than 85% of the increase. Wind power’s share has risen by 6% and solar power by 2.4% compared to 2019.

It is important to note that the share of nuclear power has dropped down by 1.5% however the share of gas has risen by 1% in the first half of 2020.

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