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What are the important facts about renewable energies in Germany in 2020?

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As per umwelt Bundesamt, the most important facts about renewable energies in Germany are:-

  • The share of the use of renewable energies in electricity generation is steadily increasing. Even though the electricity demand fell significantly due to corona, a rise of 45.4% was seen in 2020.
  • In the heating sector, the usage of renewable energies for heat consumption witnessed a significant rise of 15.2% in 2020 as compared to 15% in 2019.
  • The sales of biofuels such as biodiesel/HVO also grew significantly in 2020. A significant rise in renewable energies from 5.6% to 7.3% in 2020.
  • The EU’s first Renewable Energies Directive of 2009 target year was 2020. Across the different sectors, a commitment has been pledged to increase the share of renewable energies by 18%.
  • However, in the current status, due to the corona effect, the share of renewable energies has increased to 19.3% significantly.
  • Renewable energy contributed to climate protection in 2020 with 227 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • The use of fossil fuels has been reduced by renewable energies and also the greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
  • In 2020, the overall installation of renewable energy increased to €11.0 billion. “The economic impetus from the operation of the plants also grew and currently amounts to 18.2 billion euros.”

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