Germany boosts renewable energy sources
( dpa ) - The provision of renewable energy in Germany has reached a new record, data released Tuesday showed. The figures, which were drawn up by Germany's renewable energy federation (BEE), showed the provision of alternative power sources, including wind and sun, represented 9.1 per cent of the nation's energy use last year. "In no other nation has the development of renewable energy being as rapid as in Germany," said the federation releasing the data.
The federation said that in 2006 renewable energy represented 8 per cent of national energy use and 6.6 per cent of energy use in 2005.
Renewable energy represented rose to 14.1 per cent of total electricity use in 2007 compared to 11.9 per cent in 2006 with wind energy a key reason behind the expansion.