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Gas-fired power leaps up 50% in Germany in 2016

Gas-fired power plants in Germany generated 45.2 TWh of electricity in 2016, up by 50% on the previous year Gas-fired power plants in Germany generated 45.2 TWh of electricity in 2016, up by 50% on the previous year.
By Andreas Walstad 15 March 2017 0 25046

Gas-fired power plants in Germany generated 45.2 TWh of electricity in 2016, up by 50% on the previous year, according to research organisation Fraunhofer. The upward trend in power production from gas turbines was mainly the result of relatively low gas prices over the year, Fraunhofer said.

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