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Europe's energy revolution marches on:

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Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2015 12:01 AM by AlexMuller

One-third of electricity produced in Europe last year came from renewable energy, reports ENTSO-E (the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity). Four years ago this was just 24%. The increased share of renewables has come at the expense of fossil fuels. There is a revolution taking place.

 
ENTSO-E’s annual overview of the European electricity market, Electricity in Europe 2014, which has recently been released, testifies to the steady expansion of renewables generation taking place in the EU electricity sector:
 
33% of electricity produced in the EU now comes from renewables, of which 18.5% is hydropower and 14.4% “other renewables” (mostly wind and solar power). In 2011 hydropower supplied 15.3% and other renewables just 9.3%. The share of fossil fuels has gone down from 48.6% in 2011 to 40.5% in 2014. Nuclear power has remained stable despite the German nuclear phase-out.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-06-23
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Great news! Even better is the prospect that this trend could continue and help produce alternative for fossil fuels that renewable sources will ultimately completely replace Reply


 

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