Electricity production and capacity by source in Germany

The plot shows the development of electricty capacities and production by energy source.

  • One sees the remarkable growth of wind and solar capacities in recent years, with a huge solar growth from 2009.
  • Recall at the same time Germany‚Äôs stagnant (even slightly increasing) CO2 emmission from 2009 on.
  • One reason is that at from aroun 2009 onwards also electricty produced from coal has increased, while nuclear has phased out. At the same time also production from gas plants (which have less CO2 emmission than coal) has gone down. One reason for the revival of coal are the very low prices for CO2 emmission certificates.

Data Source: BMWI Energiedaten 2013

Published on 11 Mar 2015