Germany gets more than a quarter of its electricity from renewable sources

Source: Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg • Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Germany is now getting 28.5 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass, said the utility lobby BDEW.

According to the lobby’s preliminary estimates, the amount of power from wind increased by 21.4 percent, while solar rose by 27.3 percent.

Meanwhile, Europe’s biggest economy has managed to cut its total energy consumption in the first half. The country reduced power consumption by 5 percent and gas consumption by 20 percent, mostly because of milder temperatures, BDEW said (Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg, July 29)