“Energy consumption: Natural gas and renewables increase noticeably”
Energy consumption in Germany increased 0.8 percent in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in the previous year, due to positive economic development and slightly cooler weather at the beginning of the year, writes energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen (AGEB) in a press release. Renewables’ contribution rose by 6.4 percent, also due to increasing power production from wind (+ 19 percent), solar (+14 percent) and biomass (+ 5 percent). Nuclear energy consumption fell 17.5 percent, because of shutdowns for inspection.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts.