Energy supply: Changing electricity production: More coal and wind, less gas

In the first half of the year, almost a third of the electricity generated in Germany came from coal-fired power plants.

Energy supply: Changing electricity production: More coal and wind, less gas

In the first half of the year, almost a third of the electricity generated in Germany came from coal-fired power plants. The proportion of fossil fuels rose by 4.3 points to 31.4 percent compared to the same period last year, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office. Wind power and photovoltaics also increased significantly, so that all renewable energy sources together accounted for a share of 48.5 percent (first half of 2021: 43.8 percent).

The generation of electricity from expensive gas fell by 2.7 points to a share of 11.7 percent. Due to the shutdown of three nuclear power plants, the production share of nuclear energy was only 6.0 percent after 12.4 percent a year earlier.

Overall, the amount of electricity produced domestically and fed into the grid rose by 1.3 percent to 263.2 billion kilowatt hours over the year. Once again, significantly more electricity was exported than imported. For the first time since statistics began in 1990, Germany exported more electricity to France than was imported in the opposite direction.

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