Wind power is the main energy source: renewable electricity share, for the first time over 50 percent

In the first quarter of the current year were fed according to calculations by the Federal Statistical office of 72.3 billion kilowatt-hours of green electricit

Wind power is the main energy source: renewable electricity share, for the first time over 50 percent

In the first quarter of the current year were fed according to calculations by the Federal Statistical office of 72.3 billion kilowatt-hours of green electricity into the power grid.

Thus, the amount of electricity from renewable energy sources increased compared to the first quarter of 2019 to almost 15 per cent to a share of 51.2 percent of the total input amount of electricity. The highest increase in electricity from wind power, where sales fell by 21.4 percent, the Wiesbaden-based authority announced on Thursday.

decline of 33.4 percent in the coal-fired share of electricity

wind power was thanks to a particularly wind-quarter, with one-third (34.9 per cent) of the total input amount of electricity for the first time, the most important energy carrier for electricity generation in Germany. It coal (22.3 percent), natural gas (12.7 percent) and nuclear energy (11.6%) follow.

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Overall, the feed-in from conventional energy dropped carriers to the prior-year period to 21.9 percent. Especially the coal share of electricity minus 33.4 percent, significantly lower than in the first three months of the previous year.

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Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 06:27

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