Renewable Energy: Biggest Source Of Electricity In Europe

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Renewable energy became the biggest source of electricity in Europe.

Renewable energy is energy produced from a source that is not permanently deleted. Sunlight, wind, flowing water, geothermal heat, and plants are examples of renewable energy resources. They can be produced today without damaging their ability to be produced in the future. Over the past decade, the use of renewable energy is becoming more important to people, industry, and governments

Renewables Produces More Energy  Than Fossil Fuels.

In Europe, renewables have produced more energy than fossil fuels in the first and second quarter of 2019. A cumulative 245.8 TWh of electricity had been generated from various sources of renewables, from April through the end of June. The result comes in at 21.3% more than the 202.7 TWh that had been produced from gas, coal, lignite, oil, and peat over the same time period. These new figures have been released in the European electricity market summary, Q2 2019, published by UK based energy data provider and consultancy EnAppSys. 

The company periodically reviews raw data from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), which covers electricity transmission systems from 36 European countries.

An increase in the production of renewable energy causes a reduction in fossil fuels in Europe

Renewable energy became the biggest source of electricity in the European Union in 2020. It beats fossil fuels for the first time. Germany and Spain also hit that milestone individually last year — so did the UK, which officially left the EU in January 2020. Renewables powered 38 percent of electricity in the EU last year. 

That gives renewable energy a narrow lead over fossil fuel-fired generation, which accounted for 37 percent of Europe’s electricity. The remaining quarter comes from nuclear energy.

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