Coal was the most important source of energy in Germany in the first six months of 2021, accounting for 27.1% of the total electricity fed into the grid, as still days in the spring led to a significant decline in wind power generation, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

The share of electricity from conventional sources increased 20.9% as compared with the first half of 2020 and accounted for 56% of the total electricity generation, which was 258.9 billion kWh or 4% more than a year earlier, according to preliminary figures.

In contrast, renewables generated 114 billion kWh of the total, which represents an 11.7% drop on an annual basis and this was largely due to the decline in wind power.

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Created on Sep 18, 2020
By @gurlic