Renewables have overtaken coal as Germany's main energy source

The coal power plant of German utility RWE Power is reflected in water near the western town of Neurath February 28, 2014. Germany's No.2 utility RWE posted a steep net loss for 2013, due to 4.8 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in writedowns mainly on its ailing power plants, which have come under pressure from a massive rise in renewable energy capacity in its home market. Picture taken on February 28. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender  (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1EA3415A301

Renewables account for just over 40% of electricity production. Image: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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