The share of wind energy fell by 21 percent, according to the statistics office. As a result, there was too little renewable energy available. The gap was mainly filled by electricity generated in coal-fired power plants. In total, about 56 percent of the 258.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the period came from non-renewable energy sources, which appear to be decisive for the security of supply of the electricity grid: coal, natural gas and nuclear energy.
Germany, like some other European countries, plans to accelerate the closure all coal-fired power stations (including those co-firing biomass) for climate reasons. If no reliable alternative is found before then, this means that the availability of electricity in the future can no longer be taken for granted.
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