Renewables became EU’s top power source last year - study

Suppressed electricity demand helped green sources edge past coal and gas for the first time last year to provide 38% of Europe’s electricity, but a study by Ember and Agora Energiewende shows wide variation from country to country.

by Robert Hodgson
A coal excavator and wind turbines are seen near Juechen, western Germany, September 2020. Renewables are rapidly replacing coal power in Europe’s grids. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images
A coal excavator and wind turbines are seen near Juechen, western Germany, September 2020. Renewables are rapidly replacing coal power in Europe’s grids. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

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