In the European Union for the first time produced more energy from renewable sources than from fossil

With wind and solar in the EU for the first six months of 2020 has produced a record amount of electricity. About it it is spoken in the report of the climate of the analytical center of Ember, based on the acceleration of global shift to electricity.

During this period in the 27 member States of the EU wind and solar energy, produced 40% of all electricity. The share of fossil fuels accounted for 34%. Due to this, carbon emissions in the EU decreased by almost 25%.

According to analysts of the center, in General, the production of electricity from renewable sources in the EU increased by 11%. Most energy from the wind and sun made in Denmark – 64%.

At the same time, electricity production from fossil fuels in Europe decreased by 18%. The largest drop was noted in the coal industry of Spain – 58%, and Portugal – 95%.

Despite the growth of electricity production from renewable sources, Ember said that the pandemic COVID-19 slowed the development of “green” energy in Europe. According to experts of the center, in 2020-ies need to double or even triple the amount of wind and solar plants, compared with the previous decade, to achieve reductions in carbon emissions by 2030 by 55%.

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