Renewables overtake fossil fuels as EU's top electricity source

23rd July 2020


Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels to become the EU's biggest source of electricity for the first time ever, research from the Ember climate think tank has found.

The findings show that renewables, such as wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy, generated 40% of the EU-27's electricity in the first half of 2020, whereas fossil fuels generated 34%. This was driven by

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