Clean Energy Wire: Germany marks first ever quarter with more than 50 pct renewable electricity

Just think what could have been accomplished when the government wasn’t doing everything it can to block renewables.

Germany produced more than half of its electricity with renewable power in the first three months of 2020, the first full quarter in which renewables covered the majority of the country’s electricity needs. The numbers were driven by record wind and high solar production in February and March and a dip in overall energy use tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Combined with high renewable power generation in 2019, the numbers put Germany on track to meet its 2020 green energy targets, despite an overall slowdown in the renewable energy expansion.

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