Coal is still Germany’s most important energy source for electricity production, but the share of renewable energies has increased recently.
In the first quarter of 2022, more than half, or 52.9 per cent of the total generated electricity volume of 143.8 billion kilowatt-hours came from conventional energy sources.
The energy sources such as coal, natural gas and nuclear power, according to calculations by the Federal Statistical Office released on Wednesday.
Renewable energies such as wind power, photovoltaics and biogas contributed 47.1per cent, according to the office.
While the amount of electricity fed into the grid from conventional sources fell by 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, there was a 21 per cent increase in renewable energy sources.
The most important energy source in the first three months of the current year was coal, which accounted for 31.5 per cent of the total volume of electricity.