Renewable energy surpass coal in German electricity production

BERLIN, July 10 – The share of electricity generated with renewable energy sources has surpassed that of the coal power for the first time in Germany, a study published on Tuesday by the Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) shows.

According to the study, the amount of electricity generated by wind-, solar-, biomass power and other renewable sources rose by more than 10 percent to nearly 118 billion kilowatt hours between January and June 2018. During the same period, coal power plants generated 114 billion kilowatt hours of electricity while natural gas and nuclear power both contributed less than 40 billion kilowatt hours to total output.

Published in Xinhua, 11th July, 2018