Renewables cut German CO2 emissions by 160 million tonnes in 2016
The roll-out of renewable energies in Germany is key to reaching the country’s climate targets, according to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). In a publication on the impact of green energies on emissions, the agency says that renewables increasingly replace fossil fuels in all sectors. In 2016, renewables reduced Germany’s emissions by a net total of 160 million tonnes, of which 119 million tonnes in the power sector, according to the UBA.
Find the study in German here.