News Digest Item
08 Nov 2017

Share of renewable energy sources was roughly 15% in 2016

Federal Statistics Office

The share of renewables in Germany’s gross final energy consumption has increased from 3.7 percent in 2000 to 14.6 percent in 2016, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) announced. Most of this (7.2 percentage points) was achieved through renewable energy deployment from 2000 to 2010, despite the common notion that Germany’s energy transition only started in 2011, Destatis writes.

Read the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts for more information.

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