Renewables Top Coal in Germany

Renewables Top Coal in Germany
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Renewable energy replaced coal as Germany's main power source for the first time last year, according to Reuters.

Renewable sources of energy accounted for 40 percent of German electricity production in 2018, up from 38.2 percent in 2017 and 19.1 percent in 2010.

Germany, the economic powerhouse of mainland Europe, aims to get 65 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030, abandon nuclear energy by 2022 and ultimately cease relying on coal, Reuters reported.

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