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Record-Breaking Renewable Energy Capacity Pushes Fossil Fuel Plants to Close in Germany | EcoWatch

Germany’s renewable energy industry has again shown its strength, shattering through another solar power record, as utility company RWE announces it will close fossil fuel power plants as they are no longer competitive.

RWE said 3.1 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity would be taken offline, as it suspends or shuts down some of its gas and coal-fired power stations. This represents six percent of RWE’s total capacity.

It said a boom in solar energy meant many of its power stations were no longer profitable.

For more on this story, visit: Record-Breaking Renewable Energy Capacity Pushes Fossil Fuel Plants to Close in Germany – EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service.

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