Germany is the workshop of the world
Germany does need energy for steelworks, car factories etc. Sadly some are a bit dirty still, also in the East they are still burning brown coal, which is obsolete. Replacing the atomic capacity will also take some time.
On the ground, in Bavaria it is typical to have an electric car and solar panels on the roof, funded by juicy subsidies. There is a public charging point outside my house. The electricity is 100% renewable as it is owned by the city council who have their own windfarm.
The same "city works" have also rolled out fibre to 70% of households in Munich. They own the roads and the utilities so digging up roads is not a problem.
Maybe with Corbyn the UK could one day catch up.
Although Bittorrent is very illegal here, so I'm not sure what people will do with all the bandwidth!