Europe Recorded its Greenest Electricity Year Ever

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For the first time, in Europe more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels during the last year.

Official Press Release Agora Energiewende:

Renewables overtake gas and coal in EU electricity generation

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Renewables overtake gas and coal in EU electricity generation

In 2020, wind, solar, hydropower and biomass supplied 38 percent of the EU's electricity, according to an analysis by Ember and Agora Energiewende. Germany has the third highest share of renewables in the European Union.

Europe recorded its greenest electricity year ever in 2020. For the first time, more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels. Renewables accounted for 38 percent of Europe's electricity mix in 2020, compared with only 37 percent for fossil fuels, according to a joint analysis by Agora Energiewende and the British think tank Ember. The change was driven by the rapid growth of wind and solar power, which has almost doubled since 2015. By 2020, one-fifth of EU electricity came from wind and solar power plants. The highest... ... More: Official Press Release Agora Energiewende

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