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Renewable energy became the main source of electricity in Europe

Renewable energy became the main source of electricity in Europe
Renewable energy became the main source of electricity in Europe18.05.2021

In 2020, 38% of electricity in Europe came from renewable energy sources. Such data are provided in reports by the energy and climate research centers “Ember” from Great Britain and “Agora Energiewende” from Germany. For comparison, 37% of all electricity was obtained by burning coal and gas, and 25% was produced by nuclear power plants.

At the end of 2020, a new agreement was signed at a meeting of the European Commission. Its main task was to reduce carbon emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. These commitments became more stringent than in 2014 when such an agreement was planned to reduce emissions by 40%. To implement the agreement, the European industry is switching from gas and coal stations to renewable energy sources.