EU Renewable Energy Provides More Electricity Than Fossil Fuels in First Half of 2020
Good news! For the first time ever, renewable energy sources have overtaken fossil fuels (coal, oil, & gas) in electricity production in the European Union. The EU has been making progress in implementing more renewable energies to their electricity grid with fossil fuels generating twice as much as renewables just nine years ago. The results come from a think-tank called Ember, which reported that wind, solar, hydro, and bio-energy accounted for 40% of the electricity production for the EU in the first half of this year. The report states that traditional fossil fuels only made up 34% of the production. You might remember a similar story that we shared about US renewable outputs besting coal for the first time.
The sudden decrease of fossil fuel usage is credited to a more comprehensive effort to expand the use of renewable energy sources and the decreased demand due to Covid-19 restrictions. Let’s hope the renewable dependence trend continues.
Source: Ember Full Story