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Germany has broken another renewable energy record

Ecowatch 27th Dec 2017, Germany has broken another renewable energy record, with clean power
providing a third of of the country’s electricity in 2017. Preliminary data
from the Association of Energy and Water Industries show that renewable
electricity generation grew to a record 33 percent this year, up from 29
percent in 2016. “The figures show impressively that there is already an
accelerated shift in power generation from CO2-intensive to low-carbon and
almost CO2-free energy sources,” Stefan Kapferer, the chairman of the
association, said. “The energy industry is clearly on course with regard
to energy and climate targets: our industry is able to reduce CO2 emissions
by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990.” Onshore and offshore wind power
has now surpassed natural gas, nuclear, and hard coal as the second largest
electricity source, with a 16 percent slice of Germany’s power mix.

December 30, 2017 - Posted by | general

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