Germany breaks renewables record with coal and nuclear power responsible for only 15% of country's total energy

Signal of change / Germany breaks renewables record with coal and nuclear power responsible for only 15% of country's total energy

By Gemma Adams / 11 May 2017

Germany smashes record as renewables provide 85% of country's total energy

Germany has broken a new record for renewable energy, with low-carbon sources nearly obliterating coal and nuclear power last weekend. At one point on the sunny and breezy Sunday, sustainable energy from wind, solar, biomass and hydro power provided a record 85 per cent of the country's total energy.



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