Germany has often impressed the world with its achievements in the renewable energy sector. The country’s latest achievement has broken yet another renewable energy record – a third of Germany’s electricity requirements in 2017 were met by clean power.
Preliminary data from the Association of Energy and Water Industries shows 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,” said Stefan Kapferer, the chairman of the association. “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.”
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