are significantly lower, the 40 per cent target could still be reached," the Ministry said in the report.
Two weeks ago, the Working Group on Energy Balances announced that total energy consumption in Germany in the first half of the year decreased by 8.8 per cent year-on-year.
"The main reason for the decline in consumption is the macroeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," the Working Group had said.
( With inputs from IANS )
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