Renewable energy’s share of German power mix rose to 46 per cent in 2019

The share of renewables in Germany’s overall power supply mix rose by 5.4 per cent to reach 46 per cent in 2019. The country aims to meet 65 per cent of its power requirement from renewables by 2030 and plans to abandon nuclear energy by 2022. It is phasing out coal too. Of the total power production of 515.6 TWh in 2019, renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biomass and hydropower) produced 237.4 TWh. Individually, wind (both onshore and offshore) contributed 127.2 TWh, accounting for 24.6 per cent share of the total mix; solar contributed 46.5 TWh; biomass generated 44.4 TWh (8.5 per cent of the power mix); and hydropower produced 19.2 TWh. However, the share of coal (150.9 TWh) in the total power supply mix reduced to 29 per cent down from 38 per cent in 2018.

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