Despite the decision to abandon coal-fired power plants, in Germany, in the first half of this year, coal is the most important source for electricity production!

Compared to the same period last year, production at coal-fired power plants increased by 35.5% to 70 billion kilowatt hours, the Statistical Office of Germany announced, reports Spiegel.

Thus, coal took a share of 27.1% in the mix of sources for electricity production in Germany.

Wind farms, on the other hand, produced, due to frequent outages, only 57 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which is a fifth less than a year ago.

Thus, the share of wind in electricity production dropped by seven percent to 22.1%.

Last year, wind farms were the main source of electricity production for the first time, and now the situation has reversed in favor of coal.

In total, the production of electricity increased by 4% compared to the first six months of last year, and the reason is stated that after the locking, the factories started production again.

Germany plans to disconnect its coal-fired power plants from the grid by 2038.

Renewable energy sources, such as wind farms, solar plants and biogas, should play an increasing role in electricity production.

The wind farms were without much wind during the first six months of 2021.

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