Renewables dominate German energy mix

Date: 21/01/2015

2014 was a successful year for Germany’s Energiewende green energy project, with a study stating that for the first time, renewables led power production in Germany.

Germany’s green energy transition project, Energiewende, is boasting significant progress compared to one year ago. For the first time, 2014 renewable energy sources were the most important source in the country’s power mix.

With a share of 27.3%, renewables took first place, replacing lignite for the largest share in energy consumption. These are the results from a study titled, “The Energiewende in the energy sector: the state of affairs in 2014”, presented by the Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende.

At the same time, the study found that energy consumption has decreased by 3.8% over the last year. This is a sign that investments in energy-saving devices and equipment are paying off, the analysis says. As a matter of fact, there was high comparative growth in the economy reaching about 1.4%.