Agora Energiewende: Renewables overtake gas and coal in EU electricity generation


Europe recorded its greenest electricity year ever in 2020. For the first time, more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels. Renewables accounted for 38 percent of Europe’s electricity mix in 2020, compared with only 37 percent for fossil fuels, according to a joint analysis by Agora Energiewende and the British think tank Ember.

The study also found that Europe’s electricity was 29 percent less carbon-intensive in 2020 than in 2015, with the carbon intensity of European electricity generation reaching a record low of 226 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour in 2020.

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Energy Policy Group

We are delighted to announce our EPG Spring 2021 Fellow, Aime Boscq. 👩‍🏫

Aime is currently a project manager focused on the ground-mounted PV market segment at Enerplan, the French association of solar energy professionals. His missions include lobbying vis-à-vis political stakeholders (ministries, regulators, local authorities etc.) on the regulatory framework and support schemes concerning solar PV in France, representing the solar PV industry in talks with grid operators to facilitate and manage the system integration of renewables, anticipating sources of local oppositions to PV projects as well as organising large-scale annual events and regular roundtables for PV professionals.

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