There can be little doubt that there are no real physical of economic limitations that could prevent several European countries from getting independent from fossil fuel as far as electricity generation is concerned, as early as 2020. Denmark for example produced 40.7% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2011.
During the first half of 2012, the share of renewable energy sources in the electricity supply has risen significantly in Germany, rising to a sensational 25.97%. That’s a massive increase compared to 20.56%, the percentage during the same period in 2011, and 18.3% in H1 2010.
Breakdown of that 26%:
1. Wind power with a share of 9.2% (+19.5%)
2. Biomass with a share of 5.7% (+7.5%)
3. PV-Solar with a share of 5.3% (+47%)
4. Hydropower with 4.0% (+25%)
5. Other Renewables 0.9% (+10%)