What are the sources of energy in Germany and the U.S. and what percent of electric power generation do they represent?

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What are the sources of energy in Germany and the U.S. and what percent of electric power generation do they represent?

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Now more and more countries are using renewable energy sources. For example, Germany produced a quarter of its electricity from renewable sources. And in the US, wind and solar alone generate 13.08% of the capacity.

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In Germany, the energy source percentages for 2008 electric power generation are as follows: Coal 43.5% Nuclear 23.3% Hydroelectric 4.2% Wind 6.3% Solar 0.6% Biomass 3.6% (All renewables combined about 15%) Natural Gas 13% Petroleum 1.6% (Source: www.ag-energiebilanzen.de, 2008) In the U.S., the energy source percentages for 2006 electric power generation are as follows: Petroleum 1.6% Natural Gas 20% Coal 48.9% Nuclear 19.3% Hydroelectric Conventional 7.1% Other Renewables 2.4% Others 0.7% (Source: International Energy Agency for 2006)

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