Renewable Energy Consumption in Germany Climbs to More than 10%

Renewable energy consumption amounted to 10.6% of total final energy consumption in 2009 after 9.5% in 2008, said the German Renewable Energy Federation (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. – BEE).

This reduced CO2 emissions by 112 million tons and saved EUR 8 billion in external costs for environmental and health care damages. In addition, imports of fossil fuels equalling EUR 6.4 billion could be avoided and domestic energy sources were strengthend.

In the heating sector renewable energy consumption increased most, from 7.9% in 2008 to 9.6% in 2009. However, in the second half of 2009 the sale of heating systems using renewable energy technology slumped, warned  Karl-Heinz Stawiarski, chairman of the Federal Association of Heat Pump Manufacturers. He called on politicians to do more for the heating market.

Source: BEE

1 Response to “Renewable Energy Consumption in Germany Climbs to More than 10%”


  • Energy is NOT measured in percentages – why don’t you include the ACTUAL figure (in TWh/y) so its clear. Percentages are so overused – and its a major confusion over nuclear power – mot media say ENERGY when they are actually referring to ELECTRICITY – totally destructive of informed debate. BBC said today the nuclear provided 22 % of Germany’s ENERGY ! Its probably more like 4% of final energy demand – but can I find a figure for final energy demand of Germany or many other countries on Google…. no.

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