Germany: Coal electricity production fell 23% in Q4, green up 6%

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Bogdan Tudorache

In the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 141 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity were produced and fed into the grid in Germany, according to a release of the German stats office.

According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this was a 4.6% decline on the fourth quarter of 2018.

On the whole, the trends observed in the first three quarters continued. The amount of electricity generated in coal-fired power plants and fed into the grid decreased again in the fourth quarter. Compared with the same quarter of 2018, it declined by 23.2% to 41.7 billion kilowatt-hours. The feed-in of electricity generated by wind power and photovoltaics increased by 5.9% to 41.5 billion kilowatt-hours.

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