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Germany: phase out coal and triple renewables – sciences et Avenir

At the beginning of 2021, Germany thought it was on the right track in terms of energy production, as renewables had supplied most of the electricity produced on its territory in 2020. But you must be disappointed by now, because coal has returned to lead during the first half of 2021.

Most of the German electricity is produced again from coal.

According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 56% of the total volume of electricity (i.e. 258,900 GW / h) produced in Germany during the first half of 2021 comes from conventional sources (coal, natural gas or nuclear), while that 44% comes from renewable energies (wind, solar and biogas).
Proportionally, this represents a 20% increase in conventional energies over the same period last year, and a 12% decrease in renewable energies. But it is above all coal that has gained the upper hand, a good third (35.5%) compared to the first half of 2020. The electricity injected into the grid during the first half of 2021 therefore comes mainly from coal combustion (27.1%). %), then wind energy (22.1%), natural gas (14.4%) and nuclear (12.4%).

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