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AGEB: 3% Higher German Energy Consumption in Q1/Q2 2015 – Coal Down, Renewables and Natural Gas Up

German energy consumption rose by 3% in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB) said based on preliminary figures. AGEB cited the colder weather as the main reason. Renewable energy sources moved up one place in the table of the most important energy sources, ranking fourth.

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AGEB Forecasts Lowest Energy Consumption in Germany Since Reunification – Renewables Grow Against Trend in First 9 Months of 2014

Germany’s primary energy consumption is likely to fall to about 13.100 petajoule (PJ) or 446.5 million tonnes of coal equivalent (TCE) in 2014. This would be a 5% decrease compared with 2013, and the lowest level since reunification, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB) said in its traditional autumn forecast. The mild winter had a much stronger impact on energy consumption than the economy, according to AGEB. Adjusted by temperature effects, the decline was 2%. Lower demand mainly hit conventional energy sources leading to lower CO2 emissions, while renewable energy grew by 1.6% against the trend in the first nine months, AGEB said.

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Some 2012/2013 Statistics on Energy Imports and Consumption in Germany and the EU

The German Federal Statistical Office (destatis) has presented new data about the dependence of the EU Member States on foreign energy imports in 2012. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (AGEB) has also provided some additional 2013 German energy data.

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German Primary Energy Consumption Increased 4.1% in First Half of 2013

According to preliminary information by Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB), Germany’s primary energy consumption amounted to 7,177 petajoule (PJ) or 245 million TCE in the first half of 2013. This is an increase of 4.1% compared to the same period in 2012. Weather conditions – the long winter and the cold spring – are the determining factor for the increase. The economic development hardly affected energy consumption.

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AGEB: Primary Energy Consumption Down 2% in Q1, Use of Renewable Energy Sources Increases by Almost 9%

According to preliminary information by Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group Energy Balances – AGEB), primary energy consumption fell by almost 2% to 3.709 Petajoule or 126,7 million tons of hard coal equivalent in the first quarter of 2012. While the share of nuclear power in the energy mix dropped by almost 30% following Germany’s staggered withdrawal from nuclear power, the renewable energy supply grew by almost 9%.

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AGEB: Significant Rise of Energy Productivity in 2011 and Weather-Related Decline of German Energy Consumption

Following a press release in December 2011, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (AGEB), a working group founded by energy related associations and research centers, published comprehensive preliminary information on German energy consumption and energy productivity in 2011. While the decline of the primary energy consumption of 5.3% is mainly attributable to the mild winter, energy productivity increased remarkably (8.8%), obviously reflecting high energy prices, AGEB says.

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