According to preliminary data released by Germany’s Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) in mid-September, coal-fired power plants generated nearly one-third of Germany’s electricity during the first half of 2022, a 17.2% increase over the same period last year. “The importance of coal-generated electricity for Germany’s energy supply has continued to grow,” Destatis said. While the energy crisis has triggered a temporary comeback for coal, the German government insists it is still committed to eliminating coal by 2030.