More Than Half Of Europe’s Electricity Comes From Clean Energy Sources
February 13, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Europe has been steadily transitioning towards renewable sources of energy for their electricity generation, making considerable progress over the last decade. In 2011, fossil fuels made up 49% of the EU’s electricity production while renewable energy sources only made up 18%. A decade later, renewable energy sources are coming close to equaling fossil fuels, with renewables making up 32% of the EU’s electricity generation compared to fossil fuels’ 36% in 2021. The expansion of wind and solar generation have been the primary drivers in this shift towards renewables, going from only generating 8% of the EU’s electricity in 2011 all the way to 19% in 2021. …Nuclear energy is the largest single source of electricity generation despite its decline over the past couple of decades. …A new report highlights solar and wind power (22%) overtaking natural gas (20%) in electricity generation for the first time ever.

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