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Germany: Renewables Almost Double Nuclear

Germany: Renewable Electricity Generation Almost Double That of Nuclear Power

As Germany shuts down all of its nuclear reactors by 2022 (completely decommissioning them by 2045) electricity generation from wind power continues its massive growth rate, while electricity generation from solar power continues its slow but steady growth rate.

See Factsheets About German Renewable Energy Here (Fraunhofer ISE)

Hybrid (Wind and Solar) power plant south of Berlin, Germany.
Wind power in the country is up 52% in the first nine months of 2015 compared to 2014, while solar power in the first nine months of 2015 has already generated 5% more electricity than in all of 2014. File photo: Hybrid (Wind and Solar) power plant south of Berlin.

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Our energy comes from many sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

As nonrenewable sources such as coal diminish due to market forces and consumer preference, the need for renewable energy sources grows.

Some U.S. states satisfy their growing renewable energy needs with wind, solar and hydropower.

Wind: Texas has the capacity to generate 18,500 megawatts hours of electricity through wind, and expects to add another 5,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity from facilities under construction.

Solar: California’s solar farms and small-scale solar power systems have 14,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity.

Hydroelectric: Washington state hydroelectric power produces two-thirds of its net electricity.

Information courtesy of ChooseEnergy.com

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