Germany: Coal tops wind as primary electricity source 13.09.2021

Deutsche Welle | Sep 13, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  • Despite efforts to boost renewable energy sources, coal unseated wind power as the biggest energy contributor to the German network in the first six months of 2021.
  • In total, conventional energy sources — including coal, natural gas and nuclear energy — comprised 56% of the total electricity fed into Germany’s grid in the first half of 2021.
  • Renewable energies in total dropped during the first half of this year — going from the top producers of electricity to comprising 44%.