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German Green Power Hits Record Despite Muted Onshore Wind Growth

  • Green electricity generation took 50% share in January-June
  • Coal costs, favorable weather boon to green power generation

Green power generation in Germany surged to a record in the first half of the year, crowding out coal generation and shrugging off weak onshore wind growth in the energy mix.

Renewable sources have supplied half the electricity in Europe’s biggest economy for the six months ending in June, the government reported this week. That increase of 7 percentage points compared with a year ago was buoyed by favorable weather and lower competitiveness of coal.