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Renewables surpassed coal as Germany’s primary energy supply in 2018

by Futures Centre, Jan 22
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2018 marks the first year in Germany’s history that renewables surpassed coal as the main source of energy production.  Research shows that over 40% of the nation’s energy came from renewable production methods, including wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric, while coal provided only 38%.  Up 4.3% from 2017, renewables surpassing coal as Germany’s primary energy supply marks good progress towards the country’s goal of 65% renewable energy by 2030.




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