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The energy consumption in Germany falls to the lowest level since reunification in 1990. Compared to the previous year, consumption will decrease by 4.7 percent to 11,829 petajoules. The Energy Silances Association reported in Berlin on Tuesday.

Wasserdampf steigt aus den Kühltürmen des Braunkohlekraftwerks Jänschwalde der Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG). - Braunkohle hat beim Primärenergieverbrauch zugelegt. © Patrick Pleul/dpa Wassersteam increases from the cooling towers of the lignite power plant in Jänschwalde from Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG). - Lignite has increased in primary energy consumption. As the cause, the AG energy prices assumes the AG Energiebilances. They would have led to behavioral savings as well as investments in energy efficiency with medium to long-term effects. "A reduction in energy consumption may also have led to price -related production cuts in individual economic sectors," it said. Despite the economic clouding, the economy assumed that an energy consumption consumption -increasing effect was increasing. Higher energy consumption has also resulted from the increase in the population. Until August alone, the number of people living in Germany increased by almost one million.

Warmer weather A factor of almost one percent of the total decline in energy consumption attributes the Energy Silances AG to the warmer weather compared to the previous year. "Adjusted to the temperature influence in 2022 in Germany only sunk by 3.9 percent." According to the estimate,

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mineral oil had a share of 35.2 percent in total primary energy consumption (previous year 32.5 percent). Natural gas came to 23.8 percent (previous year: 26.6). Renewable energies achieved a share of 17.2 (previous year: 15.7) percent.

Coal also added: Braunco had a 10 percent proportion (previous year: 9.1 percent) of total primary energy consumption in 2022. "The multi -mission of other energy sources to produce electricity and heat equalized," it said. The proportion of hard coal in total energy consumption increased from 8.9 to 9.8 percent. Here, too, the increased power played an important role. After switching off three blocks, the proportion of nuclear energy decreased from 6.1 to 3.2 percent.

The AG Energiebilances calculates about one percent with a decline in the energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. The substitution effects in the energy mix have led to an increase in CO2 emissions. "However, this increase was below the savings, which results from the decline in total consumption."

Federal Environment Agency calls for faster expansion of wind power .
The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has called for a stronger expansion of renewable energies in Germany. According to preliminary data from the environmental authority, about nine percent more electricity from renewable sources were generated in 2022 than in the previous year, but this proportion was still under the goal set in the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).

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