In the first quarter of 2020, wind, biogas and the sun provided over half of all electricity generated in Germany: 51.2%. Moreover, wind power showed the greatest growth, having increased production by 21.4% over the year, despite the fact that the installation of new wind generators has recently decreased.
At the same time, the suspension of the installation of new wind generators consists in the fact that the Germans are actively suing companies that install wind turbines, fearing that they can negatively affect nature.
The share of coal in German energy decreased by 22.3% over the year. Coal mining in Germany ceased in 2018, and its main supplier is Russia, but now supplies are declining. At the same time, gas occupies 12.7% of the electricity production market in Germany. In 2022, it is planned to close all nuclear power plants in Germany.
At the same time, experts say that in the second quarter of 2020, the share of renewable energy in the country will grow even more due to the weather and the beginning of summer with a large number of sunny days, which will increase the volume of solar energy production.