Coal remained the main energy source in electricity production in Germany in 2022. Based on provisional results, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that one-third (33.3%) of the electricity produced in Germany and fed into the grid was generated by coal-fired power plants (2021: 30.2%). This means that coal-generated electricity increased by 8.4% compared with the previous year. Wind power was the second most important energy source. After the previous year had been relatively windless, its share increased by 9.4% to just under one quarter (24.1%) of electricity production (2021 : 21.6%). In total, 509 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were produced and fed into the grid in Germany in 2022. This was a de-crease of 1.9% compared with 2021.