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Renewables came within a whisker of accounting for a quarter of Germany's electricity consumption in 2013 – but CO2 emissions also rose amid continued strong coal and lignite production.

Renewables last year hit 24.7% of electricity consumption in Europe’s largest economy, up from 23.6% in 2012, the Agora Energiewende think-tank said, based on data from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilianzen (AGEB).

The AGEB – or Working Group on Energy Balances – was founded by the energy sector and research institutes, and compiles consumption data that serves as a basis for Germany’s energy policy.

Output from renewables also climbed to 23.4% of Germany’s electricity production, up from 22.8% in 2012. National energy output and consumption don’t coincide due to power import and export Log in to read complete article.

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