German energy supply: Oil, coal and renewables are gaining in importance
Eric HeymannDespite the lower absolute energy imports, Germany had to pay significantly more for its imports because of higher prices.
Despite the lower absolute energy imports, Germany had to pay significantly more for its imports because of higher prices. Total primary energy demand in Germany fell by just under 5% in 2022. Oil, coal, and renewables have expanded their share in primary energy demand, while natural gas and nuclear energy have lost importance.
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