31 Jul '12, 11pm

Germany

Germany produced record volumes of renewable energy in the first half of this year, according to new industry figures that will come as a boost to the fast-growing European renewables market. Germany's National Association of Energy and Water (BDEW) published initial estimates late last week revealing that, from January to June, renewable energy technologies accounted for more than a quarter of the country's electricity supply for the first time ever. FURTHER READING Lib Dem victory paves way for renewables subsidy announcement Davey hails 'strong future' for renewables and gas Germany’s solar feed-in tariff cuts back in the balance Gas and offshore wind big winners as Germany plans €60bn energy revamp Wind accounted for the largest share of renewable energy, delivering 9.2 per cent of Germany's energy mix and producing 24.9 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2195598/germany-brea...

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