There are more signs that Germany’s “Energy Transition” is making steady progress toward the Merkel government’s goal to shut down all of the nation’s atomic reactors in the coming decade and largely replace them and the fossil fuel industry with wind and solar power. Bloomberg News reported that German renewable energy produced the largest percentage of all electricity generators individually including lignite coal, nuclear and hydropower. Wind, solar and biomass supplied 27.7% of Germany’s electricity demand as compared to 26.3 % by coal-fired generators while atomic reactors generated 15.4%.
In the United Kingdom, wind power continues to set electricity production records only to break them days later. Offshore and onshore wind power combined to briefly surpass nuclear power generated electricity for several minutes.