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Germany’s emissions hit 70-year low as it reduces reliance on coal

Germany’s emissions hit a 70-year low last year as Europe’s largest economy reduced its reliance on coal. A study by the thinktank Agora Energiewende found that Germany emitted 673m tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2023, 73m tonnes fewer than in 2022. The drop was “largely attributable to a strong decrease in coal power generation”, Agora said, accounting for a reduction of 46m tonnes in CO2 emissions. Emissions from industry fell significantly, largely due to a decline in production by energy-intensive companies. Electricity generation from renewable sources was more than 50% of the total in 2023 for the first time, while coal’s share dropped to 26% from 34%, according to the federal network agency. Germany had resorted to coal following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, when Moscow cut off gas supplies. But since then Germany has significantly reduced its use of the fossil fuels. https://getsnap.link/Ww54iem1Bm1

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    12 w

    This is great

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • walter lungayi

        15 w

        It's great to see Germany making progress in reducing emissions by decreasing its reliance on coal. This is a positive step towards a more sustainable future.

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        • Jane Wangui

          13 w

          @walter_lungayi so many alternative sources of energy are available now, Coal should be done away with completely.

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        • Princess

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          Kudos to Germany for leading the way in environmental responsibility!

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          • Munene Mugambi

            15 w

            Have to commend this move by Germany to cut dependency on coal. Pet them cut all mining operations of coal and fossil fuels

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            • George Kariuki

              15 w

              This is fantastic news! Germany hitting a 70-year low in emissions with significant reductions in coal use is a major milestone and demonstrates real progress in their transition to a cleaner future.

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              • Kevin

                15 w

                Coal reliance was a real minus on their side. Good to see the reduction

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  15 w

                  @Kevin An economy like theirs should not be coal reliant. It's undependable and un unclean fuel

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                • winnie nguru

                  15 w

                  This is pleasant to see. They are so committed

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    15 w

                    @winnie_nguru in all fairness, I'd like to see more efforts on their parts

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                  • johnte ndeto

                    15 w

                    This gives hope that there is progress in evading coal operations

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                    • Johannes Luiga

                      15 w

                      Really good

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                      • Tabitha Kimani

                        15 w

                        A positive milestone towards the right direction

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                        • Elizabeth Gathigia

                          15 w

                          That is a positive trend and may it continue to go down

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                          • Munene Mugambi

                            15 w

                            @elizbeth_gathigia Indeed we want to see these figures go even lower

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            15 w

                            This is a great revelation by Angola Enrgiewende, Germany are doing the planet justice by reducing reliance on coal and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is a step in the right trajectory to attain sustainable environment.

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                            • Lucinda Ramsay

                              15 w

                              Great! May that continue in a downward trend

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