Germany’s Coal Reliance to Last Amid Renewables Drive, BDEW Says
By Marek Strzelecki & Julia Mengewein
“We won’t be able to renounce coal from Germany in the foreseeable future,” Hildegard Mueller said at a coal conference in Berlin today. “Coal is essential to the energy mix.”
Germany covered about 45 percent of its 2012 power consumption with coal-fired power, while 22 percent came from renewable sources, according to BDEW in Berlin. The government plans to meet at least 35 percent of its electricity requirement from clean energy supplies by 2020, from about 23 percent now.
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